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  • Stalker
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  • Repo Man

    ★★★★

  • The Gentlemen

    ★★★★

  • Mafioso

    ★★★★

  • The Color of Pomegranates

    ★★★★½

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  • Repo Man

    Repo Man

    ★★★★

    ''It happens sometimes. People just explode.''

    The trap is watching Repo Man with an expectation that it’s going to deliver anything resembling a conventional narrative. Its purpose isn’t to tell a story but to satirize pretty much anything that meant anything in the mid-1980s, including Reagan’s brand of conservatism, bad science fiction, consumerism, and UFO-mania. It is relentlessly unconventional – it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that aspects of Repo Man (or at least director Cox’s approach) spread their…

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★★

    ''If you wish to be The King of the jungle, it's not enough to act like a king. You must be The King.''

    The Gentlemen takes Ritchie back to his roots, recalling early-career ''lad culture'' outings like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (which was generally applauded by critics) and Snatch (which was not). Violence and profanity coalesce in a post-Tarantino fashion that results in some humor bubbling to the surface amidst a testosterone overflow.

    The screenplay is too clever…

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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★½

    ''Do you feel less lonely in the metro than at home?''

    The best part about Caché is the writing and directing. Haneke knows how to grab a viewer’s eye and hold their attention, even when nothing is ostensibly happening on screen. There are many sequences of this film that are comprised of long, surveillance-style static shots of buildings. Where, in any other film, this kind of flat shot with nothing to look at might be boring, Haneke knows how to…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    ''It knows how to hunt. But i know how to survive.''

    The best thing about Daniel Trachtenberg and Patrick Aison’s Prey is that it’s barely a Predator film. It’s a prequel to the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner with at least a few visual or verbal callbacks (only one of which made me roll my eyes). But it’s a singular, stand-alone survival adventure set in 1719 featuring a dynamic new action heroine (Amber Midthunder) facing off against a technologically advanced alien.…