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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Lost in Translation
  • La Notte
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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

  • A Man for All Seasons

    ★★★½

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★½

  • Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    Second time watching, and…perfect movie?

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★★½

    A perfectly serviceable, nothing-to-be-embarrassed-about movie with a clear visual style and half of a legitimately great twist (followed by half of a terrible one). Florence Pugh is firing on all cylinders as always, and even Harry Styles’ inconvincing charms and limited emotional range are justified by the script. Sans the drama surrounding the film, I can’t imagine this being more than a weekend flash in the pan and a feather in Wilde’s cap.

    With that said, “perfectly serviceable” is far…

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  • Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo

    Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo

    I’ve witnessed the worst film in competition by miles, and its name is MEKTOUB. Like Louis CK’s leaked standup, Kechiche takes every valid complaint lobbed at BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR and quadruples down, this time without so much as a pretense of theme. Contemptible, male gazing garbage. Some 75% of the audience walked out during the premiere; those that stayed, I imagine, only did so out of morbid curiosity.


    Here’s a summary of the 3.5 hour film: 30 mins…

  • Dirty Grandpa

    Dirty Grandpa

    Letterboxd Missed Connections, 01/24/16, San Francisco, California

    To the young white male with the hoodie and plug earrings who sat behind me during Dirty Grandpa.

    You probably don't remember me, but we both attended today's 4:50 pm showing at the Century Cinemas on Market St. I sat in row 11 or so, slightly to the left. You sat in row 14, dead center. I believe you came alone, though you seem to believe you were surrounded by friends. You had…