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  • Se7en
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  • Cold Water

    ★★★

  • Taste of Cherry

    ★★★½

  • Phantasm: Ravager

  • Phantasm IV: Oblivion

    ★½

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  • Cold Water

    Cold Water

    ★★★

    The film is fascinating in its structure, as the first act at times feels very long but then the second act hits and the music absolutely takes over and you wonder if it'll ever end and the last act is all different again, including the ambiguous ending. All in all, it's not amazing, but it's fascinating and Ledoyen is incredibly captivating.

  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★½

    The last moments are the strongest and the pre-credits coda is odd but interesting. It's a film that has a certain fascination but if I think about if for too long, I start questioning some of its decisions, including the meaning of the title. Let's just say, things aren't that simple. Still, the movie has a lot going for it.

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  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★

    A film that has such power in its cinematography and determination in how it portrays its characters that it almost implodes under the weight of it all.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★½

    It clings to the original like a desperate ex-partner, it telegraphs every story beat with a screenplay that makes us rehearse the last act five times before it comes, it naturally doesn't allow Tom Cruise to be anything less than The Savior Of All Things, it love machines more than the characters in 'Crash', its politics pretend to be bland and neutral but are simply pro-American all the way... um, no, I don't get it. Is it partly effective and…