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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Harakiri
  • Come and See
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

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  • Crash

    ★★★★

  • A History of Violence

    ★★★★★

  • Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★½

  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    ★★★★★

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  • Crash

    Crash

    ★★★★

    Since it's almost impossible to describe my thoughts on written format, all I'm going to say is that this subversive, bizarre, cold, and provocative psychosexual drama is like nothing I have ever seen and like nothing I ever will see. Cronenberg dials his style way back here and it's very off-putting the whole time, but not necessarily in a bad way. Great makeup effects and very underrated stunt driving. Some of the dialogue in the beginning was a bit pretentious…

  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence

    ★★★★★

    Stylistically, this Midwestern small-town crime thriller is a far cry from David Cronenberg's most prolific and defining works. It's relatively straightforward, doesn't ruminate on humanity's relationship with science, technology, and nature, and doesn't have any crazy surrealist body horror scenes. However, as far as themes and violence goes, this is Cronenberg through and through; the detailed gore left behind on victims' faces is as horrifying and disgusting as any telepathy-induced head explosion, and ultimately the film is about the degradation…

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    More than anything this movie makes a strong point towards Marvel giving directors complete creative reign over their films, at least from a stylistic standpoint. Sam Raimi's giddy funhouse magic breaks through at multiple points, and whenever it does we get some of the best MCU moments we've ever seen, but all too often his voice is stifled by the overwhelming multiverse plot and some much-too-obvious studio mandates. I'm not sure how much of the writing's flaws can be blamed…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    When it comes to superhero movies, it's always refreshing when a filmmaker comes on board with a complete and genuine passion for the source material. Whenever this happens, it almost always results in a comic book film that looks and feels different from the formulaic, overstuffed, end-of-the-world-type products that we usually see. Ever since seeing Matt Reeves talk about his approach to this film at the first DC Fandome, it became quite clear that this would most likely be one…