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  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    ★★★

    119/200

    www.cultofmac.com/716208/greyhound-review-apple-tv/

    The most aggressively fine movie of the year. Nothing superficially wrong with it, it's like the Toyota Corolla of movies. It'll get you to Target there I guess, if you've got nothing else to do this afternoon. Almost no one makes any kind of impression here. He even got Chet to act normal.

  • The Stendhal Syndrome

    The Stendhal Syndrome

    ★★★★

    165/200

    One of my favourite Morricone pieces can be found in Dario Argento's bloody thriller The Stendhal Syndrome (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMD5qglho3M). I remember watching the movie when I was catching up on Argento blindspots around 2010-ish. At first listen though I didn't get it. This was the great Morricone's work? It's got this thin instrumentation, a kind of plinking keyboard takes up the harmony while the main theme is shared by a quavering female voice, an flute, and a violin. It sounded…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    103/200

    Maybe it's me but there's something kind of cheap and tawdry about giving your character a sort of accentuated handicap and playing it for scares? The treatment of Charlie broke the spell the movie attempts to cast in the first ten minutes. She produces a chocolate bar from her pocket that neither parent knows the origins of, hinting that she's one of those magic children movies love that just does things to which the parents of a heavily troubled…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★½

    171/200

    It is quite something that we lived until this moment. I am envious of future generations, just as I am not. They will see things I’ll never see, but it will come with dreads I cannot Fathom. The tactility of the now keeps this present moment from feeling truly terrifying all the time. I leave my apartment and I see people walking their dogs, people without homes, stores, bars, trains teeming with the impatient, people who know that when…