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  • Navalny

    ★★★★

  • Am I Ok?

    ★★★★

  • Baby's Meal

    ★★★

  • The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon

    ★★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★½

    To bring up a particular scene where developers are wondering what The Matrix means for audiences and themselves and think of stuff like “mindless action, mind porn, Bullet Time™,” it isn’t difficult to understand how divisive this fourth entry of the franchise is. What these characters wondered, I did too after watching the first film years ago. The sequels are flawed because it sprawls away from what made the first great, or so I thought. They still are, but after…

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

    I'm currently listening to this film's soundtrack as I write up my thoughts. It's telling how good some elements of a movie are when its images or, more fittingly, its music transports you into its world once more after you've seen it. That much is true about the lights, sights, and sounds that bleed throughout the entire film. It's a dreamy nightmare that lulls you into a haunt of mirrors, reflections, and nostalgia. Nostalgia, being the most frightening and dangerous…

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    So this one was special, and not the Special Edition, I mean. I was given the rarest of opportunities from the Academy to see an original 70mm Academy print of Star Wars struck in 1981. The original version. Scratches and all. No Special Edition touch-ups. I’ve only ever seen this version on the horrible pan-and-scan VHS release which I own, but I’ve never seen the movie in a theater, neither version. 

    This was paired with a double feature with Rogue One that…

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    What I was worried about the idea of Netflix releasing this movie on its platform instead of theaters, back when it was a rumor, was that the experience of watching it would change drastically. Then again, I wouldn’t have known, so what the hell. 

    That being said, my worry became a reality. The Cloverfield Paradox is a fine space thriller. It’s convoluted at some parts and underwhelming in others, but it gets the job done. Another entry into this growing franchise. …