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  • Django
  • L'Argent
  • A Star Is Born
  • Lawrence of Arabia

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  • Mughal-e-Azam

    ★★★½

  • The Sword in the Stone

    ★★★

  • Eiffel

    ★★½

  • Benediction

    ★★★★½

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  • Mughal-e-Azam

    Mughal-e-Azam

    ★★★½

    I always feel pretty philistine when my main issue with a movie has anything to do with its runtime. Of course it's not really an issue of length per se so much as elision and narrative density; I don't really love it when a film lingers on everything that seems important, and never on anything else. So I wish the film had lingered less, and Anarkali had given Salim a faster-acting sedative, so that the last third of the film…

  • The Sword in the Stone

    The Sword in the Stone

    ★★★

    A little grating, but they get some pretty good drama out of the future king of England getting sexually harassed by a squirrel

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    I don't think I've seen a Marvel movie since 2019 or so. I have a friend who likes Benedict Cumberbatch, and I like him pretty well too. Let's start with the positives:
    - While this is not a very good-looking movie overall, there are a few genuinely cool visual moments, and some decently fun kills
    - Zombie Strange :)
    - Every time there was an electric guitar in the score it made me briefly very happy
    - Cumberbatch, Wong, and…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    Solid all the way through, and not really in a good way; near impossible to feel disappointed with while you're watching it. It's been a long time since I've read Dune, but not so long that I didn't notice certain omissions of dialogue, e.g. - Villeneuve keeps the exchange where Gurney Halleck reprimands Paul for saying he's not in the mood to fight, but omits the line "Mood's a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It's…