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  • Funny Games
  • Tully
  • Lolita
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  • Enemy of the State

    ★★★★

  • Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness

    ★★★½

  • Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement

    ★★★

  • In the Heat of the Night

    ★★★★

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  • Enemy of the State

    Enemy of the State

    ★★★★

    Enhance.

    “You know, this is very irritating. Get one channel and stay with it.” That’s how you talk to children.

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

    ★★★★

    Looks incredible. Haskell Wexler and Norman Jewison doing work with those shot compositions, particularly with the nighttime lighting and framing. That opening credits shot down the street with the railroad crossing in the foreground, the streetlights cutting through the night and the pops of fuzzy, yet somehow distinct, color. Fuck.

    Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger are really propping up a thin story. This movie couldn’t be less interested in its mystery and the narrative gets tedious with Gillespie’s schizophrenic rejection/embrace/rejection…

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  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★★

    Lacks the eroticism of the other films

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    “I will sue! I will sue you for this!”

    Good courtroom drama. The Last Duel is focused on the subjectivity of truth rather than one objective truth. Each account describes or depicts rape; no one is lying in this movie, so the Last Duel isn’t about the truth or revealing the true account. In his own account, Le Gris — despite seeing Comer run away from him, hearing her repeatedly say “no,” seeing her cry and resist while forcing her down…