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  • Warcraft

    Warcraft

    ★★

    Kind of like watching Return of the King without having seen Lord of the Rings or The Two Towers, or without ever being told what a hobbit is, or without even conceiving of the notion of fantasy worlds other than our own. Yeah, it's probably pretty bewildering if you don't know anything about the Warcraft universe, but I didn't find it to be nearly as much of a train wreck as I was expecting based on what I'd heard.

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  • The Brothers Grimm

    The Brothers Grimm

    ★★

    I enjoyed the grungy production design, and there's certainly something to be admired in how genuinely weird it gets at times, but when that's the strongest selling point in a Terry Gilliam movie, a director lauded for always being genuinely weird, that's when it's time to admit there's not a whole lot going on.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Ever since I joined Letterboxd, nothing has scared me more than the idea of trying to write about 2001: A Space Odyssey. The fact that everything has "already been said" about this masterpiece has itself already been said so many times that there's not even an original means of expressing my lack of originality left at my disposal. So with the knowledge that I will probably never be able to fully encapsulate what makes this my favorite movie of all…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    "Hey pretty girl, time to wake up."

    There was a time not too long ago when if you asked me what my favorite movie was I might have told you Mulholland Drive. There's a lot going on in the film and I certainly won't claim to understand all of it (something I might have done when it was my "favorite movie"), but I do have a reading of it that seems to answer a lot of the questions it poses,…