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  • No Resistance

    ★★★★

  • Zodiac

    ★★★★

  • Bad Lieutenant

    ★★★★½

  • Chronopolis

    ★★★★½

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  • No Resistance

    No Resistance

    ★★★★

    No-budget cinema par excellence, this squalid little cyberpunk epic consistently surprises with its intelligence, its cool, and its forward-thinking. This is as good as shot-on-video regional productions get.

  • Khartoum

    Khartoum

    ★★½

    A suburban dad/K-Mart version of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Charlton Heston shows his bottom teeth a lot, as per usual.

    Nevertheless, seeing it in Super Panavision 70mm is a rare privilege that shouldn't be passed up.

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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    ★½

    The praise that's been showered upon this movie is mystifying to me. It hasn't been merely embraced by the hipster set, but also by mainstream critics. For me, it was a flatliner: an empty container made frilly by hipster posturing and the kind of longueurs that give 'longueur' its largely negative connotation.

    As with Jim Jarmusch's likewise overrated ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, this seeks to breathe the kind of off-kilter, culturally aware new life into the vampire genre that filmmakers…

  • Irma Vep

    Irma Vep

    ★★★★

    Maggie Cheung cat burgling across the rooftops of Paris in nighttime rain illuminated by artificial light sources looks a certain way on 35mm that cannot be duplicated on any other medium.

    In the moment, IRMA VEP feels like a trifle. A day after watching, I’m still thinking about it. Very special, and a worthy peer to films like DAY FOR NIGHT and ROAD TO NOWHERE.