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  • Seven Samurai
  • Apocalypse Now
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Spirited Away

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  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    ★★★★

  • The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★½

  • Morbius

    ★★★★★

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★½

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  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    ★★★★

    The darkness residing within the core of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is the same deep, apocalyptic spirit that I encountered with a handful of different films in the past whose creators lived tragic lives but nonetheless remained somewhat hopeful or rebellious through artistic means–I’ve always had this assumption while basking in the gleaming ingenuity of Sam Peckinpah’s underseen gem made during the peak of American cinema and it turned out to be nothing short of accurate in…

  • Morbius

    Morbius

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers.

    There was before Morbius, and there was after Morbius. We never see films these days that completely eradicate our conceptions and pretensions about what cinema is and what it should be, yet somehow that is precisely what was accomplished here–the first since Andrei Tarkovsky broke new ground for the medium with Mirror in 1975 but has since then aged like milk. By breaking not only the line between hero and villain but the barrier which…

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers.

    Imagine The Wolf of Wall Street set in 18th-century England. Everyone is a leech in this magnificently-crafted film, everyone tries to work their way up. There are wars going outside but we particularly focus on the one inside where three major stars in the business deliver their best performances, possibly (As for Colman, it is certain, as she won her Oscar). With the clever script and performances of the highest quality, The Favourite is irrefutably…

  • Hunger

    Hunger

    ★★★★

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    Hunger wasn’t among those kinds of movies where the politics is all over the place. Steve McQueen is one hell of a talent in our era whose body of work tells us right away what the angle is taken, what the gist is. Hunger is like 12 Years A Slave in its explicit content, but has less to offer in its narrative. The politics is easy to digest and can reach a wider audience.

    Take…