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  • Bachelor Mother
  • Noises Off...
  • The Boston Strangler
  • Bagdad Cafe

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  • Tenet

    ★★★★

  • The New One-Armed Swordsman

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★★

  • Golden Swallow

    ★★★★

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  • The Boston Strangler

    The Boston Strangler

    ★★★★½

    The latest version of this story may be more factually accurate, but this one is an incredibly cinematic ride.

  • Warlock

    Warlock

    ★★★★½

    Strong western taking place in the town of Warlock at a time when towns like this were trying to figure out what justice meant. A great cast of characters that are far from the simple black and white hat. This is a shift in tone for westerns, bringing something more serious to the table. I don't hear many people talking about this film, but it should be discussed more as it paints a powerful portrait of justice and the law.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★

    Everything that's confusingly awesome/awesomely confusing in 35mm or digital is 70mm times more awesomely confusing/confusingly awesome in IMAX, but DAMN it's awesome. And confusing. Honestly, I could listen to them talk about temporal pincer movements all day. It's bonkers and I love it.

    I really think I understand everything at various points, and then it slips from my grasp. One of these days, though... And then I'll be ready to be recruited for my own temporal pincer movement.

  • The New One-Armed Swordsman

    The New One-Armed Swordsman

    ★★★★

    I don't know what the body count was in this, but it was damn high. So much blood too. I had a blast with this story. Definitely fits the vibe of kung fu and wuxia films, what with people jumping all over the place. Solid entertainment.

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  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing

    ★★★★

    I always go back and forth on whether I like this film or not, but rewatching it, I really found myself captivated by the characters and, in particular, Tommy's journey into isolation.

    I don't think I'd classify this as a gangster genre film, even though that's its subject. It's not really a crime story either. It's really a character piece about a character whose motivations are always hidden, and half the time seemingly even from himself.

    Sonnenfeld's cinematography and Burwell's score are standouts in this film. Production design, casting, direction -- all spot-on.

    Great film.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Gearing up for Part 2.