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  • Blade Runner
  • Casablanca
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time
  • Begone Dull Care

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  • The Black Phone

    ★★★

  • West Side Story

    ★★★½

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★★

  • WandaVision

    ★½

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  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★

    Way too predictable to be scary, but the space between the beats you expect tighten up the further and further in we get to and if it's a bit too chained to 2020s filmmaking standards with the tools it uses (flashbacks aside, which really overplay it), the combination of the young boy's terrified and frightened face and the dried up dark colors that infest the entire frame with shadows and grime from the ground to the sky really do a…

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★½

    Every single letter I gave about Alec Guinness' performance as Prince Feisal, apply the EXACT opposite to Natalie Wood's here as Maria.

    Anyway, rewatching this in 70mm has the added benefit of giving more visibility to the textures of the sets and from there the seams between the location photography and the soundstage material is not altogether eliminated but they at least segue into each other a little bit more. And honestly after Spielberg's fun and watchable but distant direction…

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  • Skin

    Skin

    Green Book is no longer the worst race-based Oscar nominee.

    EDIT: Now officially the worst Oscar winner I have ever watched.

  • Law of Desire

    Law of Desire

    ★★★★★

    I don't want to see the color red in a movie ever again unless it's Almodóvar.