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  • All That Jazz
  • Lawrence of Arabia
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  • Synecdoche, New York

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  • Red Rocket

    ★★★★

  • Ham on Rye

    ★★★½

  • Inquest

    ★★★½

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★

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  • Ham on Rye

    Ham on Rye

    ★★★½

    The antithesis of the bog standard Sundance Indie. Clever stuff, compelling fron start to finish.

  • Inquest

    Inquest

    ★★★½

    This early Siodmak quasi-noir suffers a bit from the usual early-talkie woes -- awkward pauses, stilted line deliveries -- but the grittiness of the subject matter and Berlin itself (a great deal was shot on location) more than makes up for its shortcomings. As the title indicates, this is very much a process film, and it exposes the flaws of the Weimar-era legal process. Copy I saw is from a decades-old German TV broadcast, and would love to see a proper restoration.

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