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  • La Roue
  • Great Freedom No. 7
  • There's Always Tomorrow
  • Under the Bridges

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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    ★★½

  • The Taming of the Shrew

    ★★★½

  • Jenny

    ★★

  • Love Me Tender

    ★★★

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  • The Taming of the Shrew

    The Taming of the Shrew

    ★★★½

    Sam Taylor, after a dramatic turn directing the baffling Coquette that time has not been kind to, goes back to comedy and directs probably the most enjoyable product of the very early sound era that I've seen so far. It's not amazing, believe me, but Taylor's minor additions to Shakespeare's script are surprisingly welcome, his lauded comedic instincts from the days of Harold Lloyd are back in spades, and Douglas Fairbanks is the man to take it all home.

    Completely…

  • Jenny

    Jenny

    Oxilia shoots this with trademark, almost painterly beauty, but the story and dialogue aren't compelling enough and he doesn't seem to know how to make it any more appealing than what already exists on the page.

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★

    A film fueled by hatred, anger, and contempt for its own rabid fanbase, and better for it. Takes the corporate-driven concepts that have taken over franchises like meta elements, IP, and unearned fan service and pushes them to comical extremes as a means of criticism and rage against everyone who twisted Wachowski's ideas and imagery to their own ends, whether banal or actively harmful. A deeming of the calls for resurrection of dead characters as an act of cruelty against…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    Denis Villeneuve has done the impossible: he made a Dune adaptation that is both comprehensible to a general audience, is interesting to watch and never drags, and is true to the source material. For that, regardless of the things I support and criticize in this film, I must commend him for that.

    Villeneuve clearly has a real passion for this source material and it shows in just about everything. The war setpieces are grandiose and gigantic in scale, and there's…