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  • The Tree of Life
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Dekalog
  • L'Argent

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  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • Cry Macho

    ★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ★½

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    This is a case of all the individual parts being great (the cinematography, acting, direction, music, etc) but not gelling together as something great. It felt too clean and sanitized, which created an emotional disconnect between the film and myself. I was entertained enough while watching it but I never really felt anything. Any of the characters could die and I wouldn't care. I'm told this is pretty faithful to the novel so maybe this is a problem with the…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    Wonderful movie. This is Wes’ love letter to French New Wave and old school journalism. It’s at once his most Wes Andersoney movie and his most experimental. Every shot is beautiful and any fan of Wes will like this new addition to his oeuvre.

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

    This film is better than most capeshit and is generally a pretty fun time. I think it’s also safe to say that it’s leagues better than the original Suicide Squad, though that’s not exactly saying much. The film takes no time in getting right into the action and it stays action-packed throughout the whole film. Idris Elba and the other main cast have a lot of charisma that keeps you engaged on an otherwise pretty standard sci fi  action movie…

  • Buck Breaking

    Buck Breaking

    ★★★★★

    Tariq NaSneed made the best film of the year!