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  • The Red Shoes
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Tree of Life

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  • Top Gun

    ★★½

  • Darkman

    ★★★★

  • The Thing

    ★★★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★½

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★½

    Top Gun is at once the gayest film I have ever seen and not nearly gay enough. As everyone knows, it is a feature-length commercial about how cool it would be for hot-blooded young men to hang out with each other while flying sleek F-14s over a bronze-coloured sky. During its 110 minutes there are countless shots of white men in states of undress, showing off oily pecs and biceps, goofing around. The San Diego air is so hot, that…

  • Darkman

    Darkman

    ★★★★

    Turned out that when Sam Raimi worked for Sony Columbia, he was deliberately holding back. This, on the other hand, is what happens when you let him go ape-shit in the superhero genre. It is completely phantasmagoric, a whirlwind of shifting moods and tones, where a scene can be horrific, sad, chintzy and funny all at once (the bit with the pink elephant toy comes to mind.) It still feels like a dry run to his Spider-Man movies; the action…

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