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  • Battle of the Sexes

    Battle of the Sexes

    ★★½

    A nice movie about nice ideas and nice things whose writing is plagued by general lack of tension or drama and virtue signaling as slight as a sledgehammer.

  • Beyond the Black Rainbow

    Beyond the Black Rainbow

    ★½

    Beautiful lighting and high concept don't excuse the dust that collects in every scene. (And this is coming from someone who adores Tarkovsky)

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    David Lynch presents his greatest stride, giving us a surrealist pop dream that is as irresistible as it is confounding, raising a huge middle finger to Hollywood conventions while never compromising entertainment. Perhaps what the movie accomplishes best is the feeling of unease and disorientation - the camera twists and turns as much as layered plot and the constant dichotomy of tone never gives a comfortable dwelling. For every tender or erotic moment there is an underlying distortion, giving a…

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    ★★★★½

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    Film #1 of Scavenger Hunt #4 Challenge!

    Task #1 : Film featuring reincarnation!

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    As a huge fan of David Mitchell's style-driven, genre-smashing novel Cloud Atlas, I was hesitant about this film. How would the Wachowski's match Mitchell's penchant for capturing the different stories and ages through his use of language? And how would they wrap six vastly different, tangentially related stories into a single cohesive film?

    Well they did it, and the result is fantastic. Six stories…