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  • Moulin Rouge

    ★★½

  • Fallen Angels

    ★★★★

  • All Dogs Go to Heaven

    ★★

  • M. Butterfly

    ★★★

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  • Moulin Rouge

    Moulin Rouge

    ★★½

    This is a biopic about Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec that mainly posits that, although he was a gifted painter and illustrator, he was a man with a large inferiority complex due to his disability, and thanks to that he ultimately couldn't find love and drank himself to death. Honestly, it feels a bit reductive. This man painted some beautiful things, must have led a colorful life, and had an outsider's interest in the lives of prostitutes and the women of lower…

  • Dredd

    Dredd

    ★★★★

    Efficient and brutally violent -- I quite dug it. It also helps that I like both Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey. Though I gotta wonder -- how did this movie end up with pretty much the exact same story as The Raid?

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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★½

    I'm just going to say it. I really liked this. There's been a lot of back-and-forth on this movie already, but I definitely really liked it. I thought it was a great blend of a superhero character story and symbolic current statement about how a woman can regard herself. I believe there have been complaints about Carol Danvers not getting a whole lot of character development, but to me that works well. She doesn't need to come from a place…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★★

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

    3rd viewing. I've liked this increasingly more each time, and especially this time in contrast to all the Bond movies that came before it, which I've been recently rewatching in order. I remember a critic's quote about Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which called it the first Harry Potter movie that could be rightfully termed as "cinema." That's mostly how I feel about Skyfall, which feels like the first arthouse Bond movie (sorry, Marc Forster). The…