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  • Rear Window
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  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    ★★★★½

  • Jane B. by Agnès V.

    ★★½

  • Heavy Traffic

    ★★★½

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    ★★★★½

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  • Paper Moon

    Paper Moon

    ★★★★½

    For a gig I had this past fall, I was lucky enough to listen to a couple of old Bogdanovich interviews. He's as knowledgeable and insightful as one would expect, but about halfway through his talk about The Last Picture Show he slipped into a pitch-perfect Jimmy Stewart impression and I cracked up. He also did John Wayne, Alfred Hitchcock, and Orson Welles—all of them perfect as well. He was, even in his latest years, an extremely funny guy, and…

  • Wolfwalkers

    Wolfwalkers

    ★★★½

    Frustrating in the same way pretty much every family-friendly animated movie has been since like 2000. Plenty to like here, as there's a distinctly Miyazaki-esque sense of wonder and awe about nature and scorn for those who defile it. Animation is pretty consistently breathtaking, especially in its more stylized scenes (I admit I didn't really like the design of the adult characters, but I'll live), and there's even some fantasy intrigue here that scratched an itch that I'd given up…

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