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  • Chinatown
  • The Third Man
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Barton Fink

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  • Class Action Park

    ★★½

  • Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    ★★

  • McMillion$

    ★★★½

  • The Batman

    ★★★★½

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★½

    I agree with everyone that Adam McKay was probably the wrong person to helm this project. Someone who better understands understatement—I’m thinking of Sidney Lumet and Paddy Chayefsky—could have made this is a more moving experience; the over-the-top performances, garish editing, and loud messaging, not to mention way much screen time for Ariana Grande, really get in the way of an otherwise good movie.

    Nonetheless, despite the fact that this movie leaves a lot to be desired, I enjoyed for what it is. More importantly, I’m glad that at least someone made it. I’m just not that glad that McKay was that someone.

  • Commando

    Commando

    ★★★½

    I thoroughly enjoy this movie, but the question must be asked: why wasn’t Matrix’s daughter written as his wife? It would have been the easiest change to make: Jenny makes breakfast for Matrix, engages him in thoughtful conversation, shares kisses with him, ostensibly spends every second of every day with him, and generally acts like his thirty-five year old wife, but is actually his teenage daughter. It is very weird.

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  • Affliction

    Affliction

    ★★★★★

    I frankly realize that Affliction will never be mentioned in the ongoing conversation concerning the ‘greatest films ever’—which, when you consider that I rank it higher than both 2001 and Seven Samurai, only makes this five-star rating completely ridiculous—but I’ll continue to champion it as one of the bleakest, most harrowing domestic dramas—and yes, one of the greatest films—of all time. a bold claim? If it is, then just ignore me.

    Paul Schrader’s televisual directing style has proved time and…

  • Sex and the City 2

    Sex and the City 2

    this is a satire. this has to be a satire. i mean, really, seriously this has just got to be the most subversive, most scathing, most indescribably disturbing satire ever filmed. ever. in the entire history of the medium. had robert altman lived to see this, he would have been scared for his own life. had paddy chayefsky lived to see this, he would have straight killed himself. if this had been shown to george orwell, he would have literally…