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  • Thief
  • Minari
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Blue Velvet

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  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    ★★★

  • Free Chol Soo Lee

    ★★★½

  • The Counselor

    ★★★★½

  • A Scanner Darkly

    ★★★★

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  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    ★★★

    I mean, Daryl McCormack

  • The Counselor

    The Counselor

    ★★★★½

    Western pulp-noir with much of the prophetic force and philosophical elegance of No Country for Old Men, though Killing Them Softly is perhaps the better comparison for how cold and palpable the whirring machinery of its violence feels in every conversation. Cormac McCarthy’s likely my favorite living writer, and his ambition in staging this cartel-land drama as a series of gnomic, scriptural monologues exchanged between diamond dealers, club owners, and lawyers masks the cruel logic of the film’s savagery beneath a layer of sinuous, self-deluded gentility. Unrated director’s cut is the only way to go; not an inessential scene in the film, from where I’m standing.

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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    ★★★★

    call me by your name, and then i will also call myself by your name

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    This smoothed my brain until it was but a shiny round pebble. Truly, audaciously terrible and inept filmmaking with a story that goes out of its way to be morally bankrupt and politically tone-deaf. Interesting to have an ostensibly aspirational Wonder Woman movie about the consequences of having aspirations. Interesting how no one writing DC’s main female superhero could fathom who she’d be without Chris Pine, so they improvised a lazy and inexplicable plot device to make sure they didn't…