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  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • One from the Heart
  • Fireworks
  • Nostos: The Return

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  • Primary

    ★★½

  • The Green Knight

    ★★

  • Blue Velvet

    ★★★★

  • A Man There Was

    ★★★★

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  • Primary

    Primary

    ★★½

    Primary is a documentary that a friend of mine had told me about shortly after I went to see Ganja & Hess, and I was interested to find out what made it significant enough to get added to the Criterion Channel. Generally speaking, Primary documents the 1960 primary election in Wisconsin between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey, but the techniques that Robert Drew employed made it feel like more than just footage of speeches and handshakes. Rather than viewing the…

  • A Man There Was

    A Man There Was

    ★★★★

    Despite how much I loved The Phantom Carriage back when I saw it last year, I never really made any efforts to watch more of Victor Sjöström's work after that movie blew me away, but watching this film made me realize just how much I've been missing out on. Here in A Man There Was, Sjöström takes a simple, yet effective and taut story of redemption and elevates it using the rest of the movie's elements, with the most prominent…

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    In Disco Elysium, there is a thought that you can internalize in the game called “Actual Art Degree”, and when you’ve finished internalizing it, you’re rewarded with words and phrases that can be used to bash a mediocre or bad piece of art, along with being able to earn 10 XP with every passive conceptualization check. Many of these words and phrases, such as “milquetoast”, “lacking in imagination”, and “cliché-and-gonorrhea-ridden paean to conformism”, are all what I’d use to describe The…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    Anyone who knows me knows how much of a vendetta I have against comic book movies, especially Marvel movies. Despite that, I was honestly really excited for The Batman because it looked like an actual movie that someone made rather than another one of the passionless, lifeless products that dominate the film industry. The last time that I can remember a comic book movie looking this unique or interesting to me would be Joker, and while I am really embarrassed…