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  • The Driver
  • Darkman
  • The Legend of Drunken Master
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  • Tokyo Story

    ★★★★

  • Tokyo Story

    ★★★★

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★½

  • There's Something About Mary

    ★★★★

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  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    ★★★★

    Rewatched this with the Criterion Collection commentary, which is outstanding. A two hour 15 minute film course on Ozu and Tokyo Story. It’s super enlightening.

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★½

    Akiva Schaffer must be a hell of a salesman. Somehow, he convinced Disney, a company that takes itself very seriously, to let him turn a potentially lucrative nostalgia property into a massive self-deprecating parody. Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers isn’t so much based on the old animated series as it is a relentless mockery of it, along with just about everything and everyone else in soulless modern Hollywood.

    Full review at ScreenCrush.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Another Bong hit.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    I will never watch any kind of making-of documentary or behind-the-scenes featurette about Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. I don’t want to know how this film was made. I prefer to believe the extremely convincing illusion that Villeneuve somehow traveled to the year 10,191 and documented the strange civilization he encountered. Dune is full of stylization and visual artistry, but the future it conjures feel so complete and tactile that some segments play like a documentary of the world to come — which is an especially impressive feat since that world involves giant sandworms that consume everything that passes through their sphincter-like maws.

    Full review at ScreenCrush.