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  • Casino Royale

    ★★

  • Cría cuervos…

    ★★★★

  • The Wolfman

    ★★★

  • Warlords of Atlantis

    ★★★

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  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    ★★★★½

    I know I’ve seen many say that The Elephant Man is the least Lynchian film from David Lynch. Honestly, I don’t know where I’d put it on a sliding scale of most-to-least Lynchian in his filmography, but The Elephant Man isn’t lacking in attributes that make it Lynchian. Eraserhead introduced Lynch to the world, and formed the basis of “Lynchian”. Yet, that’s only half of it. The Elephant Man introduced the world to the second half of the equation: the humanization. People are…

  • Supermarket Woman

    Supermarket Woman

    ★★★★★

    Weaponized kewpie mayo!

    I've never seen a meat aisle so dreamy. Despite being in a supermarket that's undoubtedly freezing, this is one of the warmest looking films ever. The pinks, the reds, the yellows, even the browns pop so much. There's a radiant glow coming off everything. I was thinking early on that the warmth feels like a Christmas film, only to realize the whole second half is filled with Christmas cheer! Christmas decorated bar! 
    Masahiko Tsugawa dressed as Santa!…

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  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★

    I really thought that, surely, everyone would be wrong, and I would have a blast with Casino Royale. There were a few chuckles and grins, but wow... I'm siding with everyone in this case.

    Pauline Kael nails it when she said, "it makes one terribly conscious of wastefulness." Plot after plot, idea after idea, Bond after Bond are thrown in the trash and forgotten. Whatever, at least, Orson Welles got to play a Bond villain and tortured Peter Sellers with some fun gags and montage sequences.

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  • Cría cuervos…

    Cría cuervos…

    ★★★★

    As discreet a psychological haunting could be, Cría cuervos... wrestles with the inner turmoil of processing your parents' deaths as a child. It carries the same dark fantasy feel that seems entwined into the well-known works from Spanish and Mexican cinema: The Spirit of the Beehive, which also has Ana Torrent as the lead, Guillermo del Toro's works, and aspects of Buñuel's. Most explicitly though, there's a fantastic trilogy between The Spirit of the Beehive, Cría cuervos..., and The Devil's Backbone.…

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