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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • On the Silver Globe
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Wet Hot American Summer

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  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★

  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco

    ★★★½

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★½

  • Groundhog Day

    ★★★★

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★

    started out a perfect 5 out of 5 bc I made up my mind after the trailer. lost 1 star for lack of Dev Patel dong. multiplied by 2 stars for fantastic mr fox cameo. logarithm of those stars because the bandit kid inclusion violates the killing of sacred deer canon. add an additional 1.17 stars for Microsoft word Word Art™️ title cards. 

    4 stars.

  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco

    I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco

    ★★★½

    This doc doesn't offer much to anyone who is not already a Wilco fan. The alternate cuts, performances, and studio sessions are great but only exceptional in the context of the album the doc is based on. The band's infighting and behind the scenes is not all that dramatic and the interviews are not terribly enlightening. But, as an extended music video and companion to Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, it's pretty good.

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★½

    It is a Sergio Leone movie. The dubbing is bad (perhaps the most noticeably off of any of his movies I have seen), the women (of I believe there are two in this film) do this face: 😰 and are slapped around, white actors play stereotypical Mexicans, and the usually great musical cues are sometimes distractingly bizarre. But it's also a Sergio Leone movie: an entrancing showcase for stunning, deliberate camerawork framed by one of the greatest scores I have…

  • On the Silver Globe

    On the Silver Globe

    ★★★★★

    This movie should not exist. Not just because the Communist Polish government stopped filming and effectively shelved the film for almost three decades, but because this nonsensical mess of bizarre, inscrutable, r/truefilm-wet-dream scenes cobbled together by the director describing legitimately unfilmable sequences (how long was this movie supposed to be??) does not a movie make. Could I tell you what was happening 75% of the time? No. Does this matter? No.
    In every sense of the word, this movie is awesome.