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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Rebels of the Neon God
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  • Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

  • The Master

    ★★★★★

  • King Richard

    ★★½

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

    III. "So what if someone dies but is resurrected..."

    A woman named Chastity scolds her husband, Christian (nicknamed: Bigfoot), while he's on the phone. "Would you stop acting like a beaten dog, Christian!" The man who wears the pants in her family is speaking to "Mr Moral Turpitude himself." The man named after America's greatest religious cult is a beat cop, and the man who sent his partner to the next life shares his name with a country once caught…

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★★

    "Book II is about man... the title of the book is The Split Saber."

    I've long struggled to articulate precisely why open-ended endings that simultaneously bring a character odyssey full circle often make for the most cathartically satisfying conclusions. A Clockwork Orange's comic opera of a final image —snow-covered bacchanalia— juxtaposed against a cutting and acerbic: "I was cured alright," is about as pitch-perfect as satiric bite gets. Applying this two-pronged tactic to his own spin on science fiction-tinged psychological…

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  • The 10th Kingdom

    The 10th Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    You know that feeling when, for better or worse, you watch something seventeen years after its original air date that makes you realize it's possibly the most informative and important piece of fiction you were exposed to as a child?

    Well... neither did I before yesterday...

    Virginia: "I have a hard time trusting people. I just never wanna jump unless I'm sure somebody's gonna catch me."

    Wolf: "Oh, I'll catch you. And if I miss for any reason, I'll sit by your bedside and nurse you back to health.

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