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  • The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

  • Outland

    ★★★★½

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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★½

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

    Difficult to add anything original or substantial to the discussion about such a magnificent, and oft-discussed, accomplishment. Mitchum's performance is a masterclass in the duality of malevolence, blurring the lines between evil and venality with finesse, and in this viewing, I was struck by one intriguing aspect: the film emerged precisely as the post-war boom began to enrich the common man, so a moralistic fable (in the classical Grimm fashion) that positions capitalism and psychosexual deviance as equally formidable and complementary adversaries is fascinating in hindsight (obviously the contemporary audiences didn’t think so).

  • Outland

    Outland

    ★★★★½

    Connery’s wife is depressed, hates that they’ve spent all their lives in shitty outposts, their kid has never seen the Earth. 

    Connery to the kid: If you don’t eat your breakfast, I’ll knock your teeth out.

    10/10. Masterpiece. God Hyams.

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  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★½

    An exercise in corporate cynicism masquerading as hip transgression.

  • Bird Box Barcelona

    Bird Box Barcelona

    ★½

    Turd Box Arselona

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