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  • The Matrix
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Heat
  • Hard Boiled

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  • The Time You Need a Friend

    ½

  • Run Tiger Run

    ½

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

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  • The Time You Need a Friend

    The Time You Need a Friend

    john woo june! 17/39

    i guess 1985 was woo going through the motions. while run tiger run was annoying and desperate, i found this film to be boring and useless. this is woo's first just straight-up drama, no overtly funny antics or action, just drama and it doesn't work for me. sure, woo’s usual interests in male friendship is present but it’s not explored with any particular depth that would make it’s otherwise interesting premise compelling to watch. it only…

  • Run Tiger Run

    Run Tiger Run

    john woo june! 16/39

    before i begin, thank you nate for finding john woo’s 1985 works, this and the time you need a friend were not available anywhere from all the searching i did. can't thank you enough, even if this film is basically an exhausting checklist of the worst of all of woo’s slapstick comedies. aside from some decent production design and like one visual gag that was kinda funny, this film is just not good. as tiresome as…

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  • Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel

    ★★½

    i found it! i finally fucking found it. robert eggers' first short film and first effort as a writer and director. not bad honestly. the production design was great, like they built an actual house and furnace and cage. the child actors were kind of decent. some of their performances were unconvincing but there are scenes of crying which were somewhat convincing.

    unfortuatuately, there are two things that i think eggers was trying to figure out. that would be the…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    fulfilling legacies of the past. perhaps the perfect sequel to something like top gun, which is both it's strongest and weakest aspect. considering it's for a film i don't have strong feelings for aside from it's romanticist allure and homoeroticism, this film still is quite well written and visually engaging for what it is. it is beat for beat like top gun, but this time, the film actually has a clear conflict and plot that makes the story actually engaging…