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  • Don't Look Now
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Repo Man
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  • The Fabelmans

    ★★★★½

  • Bones and All

    ★★★★

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    ★★½

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  • Tetro

    Tetro

    ★★★★½

    Lovely lovely film.

  • Death Proof

    Death Proof

    Rewatched in the context of Grindhouse and definitely think the film suffers a bit. Grindhouse doesn’t suffer for including Death Proof, but Death Proof suffers for its existence in association. Quite a lot of the best stuff is left on the cutting room floor, most glaringly obvious is the missing reel, but more unfortunate is a lot of the introduction of the second cast of characters (Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Tracie Thoms), and with it is…

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  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★★★

    Was never quite sure why this was, and still is considered a significant downgrade from the previous films. By all accounts, all the virtues from 1 and 2 are present here: kinetic action, lighthearted camp, and unabashedly soapy earnestness. And all the complaints feel relatively unfounded now divorced from the immediate reactions. Lack of fidelity to the source material? Those complaints follow the original’s Green Goblin suit, and could be lodged at 2’s origin for Doc Ock: these films were…

  • Masoom

    Masoom

    ★★★★½

    I agree with my brother’s estimation on this. I watched this film, and suddenly Marriage Story, a film I truly loved, started to dwindle in my eyes, as Masoom unfurled brilliantly, showed every single layer it had, and gave me one of the most brilliant domestic dramas I’ve seen in recent memory.


    Also, this film, along with Pather Panchali, sets the standard for child actors, and their portrayal in film. The child who played Rahul in this is one of the greatest child performances I’ve ever seen.