J. Nye

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  • Ming Green

    Ming Green

    ★★★★

    The act of self-isolating with one's own eyes.

  • Ghoulies

    Ghoulies

    ★★½

    Not to say it's a classic, but this Charles Band production achieves a certain masochistic fascination in the way it continuously introduces various genres (dead-teenager slasher, occult horror, Gremlins ripoff) and then almost intentionally fails to deliver on any of them, making it a kind of Arabian Nights as told by a distracted 80s video-store clerk.

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★★★★★

    If any movie deserves a 3-D rerelease, this is it.

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    ★★★★★

    D.W. Griffith's three-hour fugue of a film deserves its reputation as one of the great silent epics for its Babylon sequence alone—a visual smorgasbord of architecture, bodies, and warfare that, in its excessive yet breathtakingly exquisite detail and labyrinthine textures, strongly anticipates the work of Erich von Stroheim and Josef von Sternberg—yet it also shares certain similarities with Godard's Here and Elsewhere and other structural films of the 1960s and 70s in that it functions as a experiential instructional manual,…