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  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender

    ★★½

    This was fine.

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    ★★★★½

    Georges Méliès agrees to meet Michel Gondry in 1960s Czechoslovakia to make a semi-animated practical effects comedy about 18th-century Turkey and the moon. Loopy visual brilliance.

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  • 11/8/16

    11/8/16

    ★★★★

    A slow-motion found-footage horror movie that you already know the ending to.

  • The Temptation of St. Tony

    The Temptation of St. Tony

    ★★★★

    An incomplete list of the filmmakers I have seen mentioned in reviews of THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY:

    Andersson
    Antonioni
    Bergman
    Buñuel
    Greenaway
    Jodorowsky
    Kaurismaki
    Kubrick
    Lynch
    Mizoguchi
    Pasolini
    Resnais
    Tarkovsky
    Tarr
    Tati
    Vláčil

    If there's a common thread it's the capacity to thoroughly unsettle with gorgeous images, and Õunpuu's movie does that thoroughly. I think it's near-great rather than great, and probably doesn't stand with the best work of the directors above, but it's easy to see why the comparisons are made.