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  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Mulholland Drive
  • PlayTime
  • The Apartment

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • Oldboy

    ★★

  • Oldboy

    ★★★★½

  • Guys and Dolls

    ★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's fine. Unfortunately a movie with so much promise, it couldn't ever manage being more than fine except for a few select moments. And most of those come when it's trying to be a different movie. There are so many little director flourishes that I really loved here that it makes me long for the movie that could have existed in a world where Kevin Feige is not the strongest creative voice on any given Marvel movie. I will say…

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    I don't automatically hate on American remakes of foreign films. I believe that there are situations where a film can change its setting and be fresh enough that there is a reason for its existence. Spike Lee's Oldboy... does not do that.

    This remake definitely falls on the needless side. There's nothing about it that feels especially American, which is generally something I look for in American Remakes. It just does everything that Park Chan Wook's version did, but worse.…

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

    It's hard for me to overstate how excited I was for Last Night in Soho. It is directed by one of my favorite directors. It is starring two of my favorite young actresses. It is a horror movie with homages to European filmmakers from the 60s and 70s. This movie feels like it was made for me. So, I don't believe that I can really judge it objectively.

    I liked this. I liked it a lot. The film is incredibly…

  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    #64

    Wow. 1976, yet still one of the most relevant movies I've ever seen; predicting the infotainment movement by two decades. I can just imagine the scene where Max was fired taking place in Roger Ailes' office circa 1998. There is very little difference between Howard Beale and a Glenn Beck or Keith Olbermann or even InfoWars (though they don't have the benefit of a network fortunately). The film is very well acted with every scene feeling like it could…