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  • L'Atalante
  • The New World
  • Wild Strawberries
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

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  • Lamb

  • Risky Business

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

  • The Guilty

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  • Lamb

    Lamb

    I don’t quite know yet, but this was provocative in ways I really was not at all expecting, least of all through most of its running time.

  • Risky Business

    Risky Business

    I've never liked Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight," but the train sex scene is so overwhelmingly cool I like the song now. Director Paul Brickman throws out dozens of moves and nails every one.

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  • La Flor

    La Flor

    Still wrapping my head around it critically, but I want to answer some non-spoilery questions that I myself had going into it.

    SHOULD I WATCH THIS ALL IN ONE SITTING?
    God no. It is pointedly - as in, specified within the film itself - designed to be watched on three separate days, in three separate parts. Episode 1 and 2 the first day, Episode 3 the second, and Episodes 4-6 the third. You could make a case that it works…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    First, the bad - David Robert Mitchell not listen to his own music or something? Gotta crib exclusively from other movies like this one? Poor form.

    Second, an admission - almost every element of this movie is completely in my wheelhouse; an awful version of this would still be at least halfway appealing.

    Third, a conclusion - I was all about this thing from the jump. It picks away at the way young men in this town chase women, fame,…