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  • Back to the Future
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Before Sunrise

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

  • The Velvet Underground

    ★★★½

  • Amsterdamned

    ★★★

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    People who are into war and/or history storytelling may disagree, but I don't think Ridley Scott has a great track record for ancient epics: "Gladiator" worked but got rather overrated that year, "1492" put me to sleep even though I was one actually looking forward to it, "Kingdom of Heaven" dragged (I can never remember any differences between it and the similarly bloated and superficial "Troy" from around the same time), "Exodus" was a total disappointment. So in the first…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    Another season, another successful Marvel film, another one that brings it with the gigantic spectacle action, finely tuned comedy, winning new characters, increasingly labyrinthine callbacks to MCU's past (last time we saw Ben Kingsley was 10 years and 20+ movies ago!), satisfying emotional growth arcs and bittersweet family themes, and all-around blockbuster filmmaking excellence. To "Shang-Chi"'s particular credit beyond the aforementioned virtues that have become so reliable in every new chapter of this franchise:

    - kickass martial arts fight scenes…

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  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★½

    "EvilevilevilevilvlvjflfjeievilevilevilEVIL!" - this movie

    Was this movie ghost-written by Christopher Nolan? Because I've rarely ever heard a movie's thematic mantras repeated so often in dialogue outside something like "Batman Begins". Eeeeeveryone pontificates about The Evil, The Boogeyman, how Michael is the personification of fear. When the latest part 2 of the ever-rebooting "Halloween" franchise isn't smacking its lips over Rob Zombie levels of excessive brutality (Michael has always been vicious sure but I swear this movie is making a joke…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Pragmatic!

    Is the best way to describe this scrappy, intense, black-comedy thriller from the rising master of scrappy, intense, black-comedy thrillers Jeremy Saulnier. Like his debut "Murder Party", this is a chamber piece, confining a young punk band to mostly one room of a neo-Nazi club they made the mistake of playing at, where they become sitting ducks after witnessing a murder. And close quarters suit Saulnier's modus operandi impeccably, as he once again tackles a succinct premise with an…