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  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Possession
  • Mistress America
  • American Honey

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  • The Many Saints of Newark

  • Tickled

  • Assault on Precinct 13

  • Mars Attacks!

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  • Saint Frances

    Saint Frances

    The Evanston energy is strong with this one.

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate

    ★★½

    Shortly after 9/11 and with war in the Middle East coming back, Paramount must have thought the time had come to try and make a prestige movie about it in the form of an update to the crucial Cold War classic. The war never ended, and lots more movies have been made about it. What strikes me most about my revisit to the 2004 Manchurian Candidate is how little it fits in with movies that came later. Fundamentally, The Manchurian…

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  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

    ★★½

    One of the recurring images in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is the symbol of The Punisher, a Marvel comic book character. The movie's Navy SEAL characters put Punisher decals on their weapons and vehicles, and one is seen reading the "graphic novels."

    I bring up this intersection of comic books, movies, and the real life of sniper Chris Kyle because it seems the filmmakers saw his story as resembling that of fictional superheroes (particularly The Punisher, a veteran and anti-hero)…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★

    I cried when there was no more okra in the future.