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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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  • Betty Blue

    ★★★½

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    ★★★½

  • Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

    ★★★½

  • The Blade

    ★★★½

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  • Betty Blue

    Betty Blue

    ★★★½

    RIP Jean-Jacques Beineix

    I was very much invested in Zorg (!) and Betty's relationship. Then in the final hour, there's a big departure in genre/tone that left me feeling miffed. This is a problem with star ratings... how do you average, weight any type of "score" when you're evaluating 3 hours of differing reactions? Hot and horny, there's a sensuality and chemistry here that most movies wish they step to. Cool to see younger Vincent Lindon & Dominique Pinon with their…

  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    Casting Blossoms to the Sky

    ★★★½

    Director Nobuhiko Obayashi (most famous for House) combines (or blurs?) the bombs dropped in war, fireworks and natural disasters. There’s a bit of plot about putting on a play but really we’re being bombarded with information and spurts of dream-like imagery that encases Casting Blossoms To The Sky in its own style of historical retelling. Educational but never feels like homework.

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    Marvel’s first DCEU movie.

  • Loqueesha

    Loqueesha

    I watched Loqueesha (it’s on Amazon Prime) and it’s just as terrible as you imagined it would be. A few surprises/thoughts:

    1. They acknowledge the problematic nature of the premise of the film but don’t really address it. It’s a bizarre confrontation that ends in the two people (the white guy and black woman) kissing.
    2. There are a large number of non-white speaking roles in the film, more so than all of the Coen Brothers movies combined.
    3. It takes…