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  • The King and Four Queens

    ★★½

  • Heaven's Gate

    ★★★½

  • The Merry Widow

    ★★★★½

  • Morbius

    ★★½

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    This viewing made me think of James Ellroy's interpretation of film noir:

    You have just met a woman, you are inches away from the greatest sex of your life but within six weeks of meeting the woman, you will be framed for a crime you did not commit and you’ll end up in the gas chamber, and as they strap you in and you’re about to breath the cyanide fumes, you’ll be grateful for the few weeks you had with…

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  • Heaven's Gate

    Heaven's Gate

    ★★★½

    I like The Deer Hunter a lot before the introduction of its stupid all-encompassing metaphor, so it's a relief to find no explicit organizing principle in Heaven's Gate (and it's easy to trash a four-hour film's lack of an organizing principle if you're looking to destroy a career), just a patient survey with some wonderfully musical images. Though I wish the actual score was a little more adventurous to match; I do like the sad Blue Danube guitar solo, less so the sad Star Spangled Banner guitar solo.

  • Morbius

    Morbius

    ★★½

    The best and most interesting effects work in one of these things in a while. Was this very obviously temp tracked with the Dark Knight scores because of all the bats?

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