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    ★★★★½

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  • The Leopard

    The Leopard

    ★★★★★

    A lavishly aristocratic period piece that is subtly, and incredibly, based. Loved this the second time around.

  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    This is a review of the Criterion commentary:

    The critic on the commentary, James Quant, speaks with reverence about Pickpocket, resulting in a commentary that is emblematic of what I consider is the best and worst tendency of film critics. There is plenty of solid explanation of what's going on under the surface of the film, but often it doesn't line up with some of the more interesting aesthetic claims of brilliance that are made.

    This results in a somewhat…

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