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  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Stalker
  • Wings of Desire
  • Near Dark

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  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

  • The Defiant Ones

    ★★★★

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    There’s a pillow shot at the end of the second article, in which Frances McDormand sits at her typewriter, on the far left of the frame, her back to the camera, writing. Bill Murray knocks on the door, then sticks his head into the room; McDormand gestures at the stack of papers sitting on a chair near him (the assignment he’s been waiting for) then turns and continues to type. Murray picks up the papers, scans the first one, pauses,…

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★★½

    Watching this movie for the first time sitting next to my husband, who is named Josh, was very unsettling.

    This felt like every urban legend, creepypasta, and nosleep Reddit thread distilled down into bare bones. I'm not sure it could have been made anywhere else. It's so ordinary and its characters are so self-important and insecure. It's an American ghost story brought to life, scuffed up and then abandoned like so much trash in the woods. I'm never going camping again.

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    There's a moment when one character asks another, "What are you thinking?" It's a soft question, and it's easy to ignore most of the time, but this time the question made me cry because it was the first time this character demonstrated that they were paying attention, and that they cared. It was a change of heart without showiness or hope of recognition. The whole movie's like that. It's something worth paying attention to.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    “It’s a matter of perspective. The closer you are, the bigger it gets.”