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  • Nashville
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Innocents
  • Alien

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  • Possibly in Michigan

  • Top Gun

  • The Fortune Cookie

    ★★★½

  • Jurassic Park III

    ★★★

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    Something so precious about the sustained fondness for Raimi’s spidey trilogy in the public consciousness.. hero landscape’s so ridiculously oversaturated now with these sexless, godlike beings so untouchable in their international espionage and labyrinthine canons… don’t care!! Maguire’s spidey is the forever blueprint for the morality play underpinning all superhero arcs… to follow him swinging round this vaguely grimy, yellowish rendering of new york is such an immense joy. Love a little world that feels so sprawling in it’s cityscape…

  • Dark City

    Dark City

    ★★★

    Postures itself as a slightly spookier Blade Runner but the worldbuilding isn't anywhere near detailed enough to convey anything more than some stodgy plastic street sets that play like one of those walkthrough rides at universal (love em). Super fun and classically goofy 90's conception of how grimy sci-fi should look and feel, hampered by a distractingly disjointed narrative... always preoccupied with flashy use of form to convey amnesia / keep the pace of the mystery pumping but the emotional…

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