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  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Long Day's Journey Into Night

    ★★★★½

    Is it future? Or, is it Past?

    Bi Gan's second movie is the cinematic equivalent to Dalí's The Persistence of Memory, the famous painting of melting clocks. Time and memory contract and expand, blur and clarify.

    This is a dream within a dream, where reveries drip from fantasy to reality and back again. The ultimate effect is kind of noxious intoxication for both the protagonist and the viewer, captured in enveloping long takes, one of which lasts an hour in the best 3D I've seen in a decade.

    So yeah I fucking loved it.

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★

    bullets, barks, bikes and books may break bones but words will never hurt me

    the worst in the series begins with 20 minutes of nonstop art-house-fu and it is the series high point. John Wick rides a horse. His dog is still a very good boy. The action and visuals have never been better.

    if it wasn't for a tonal and structural blunder in acts 2 and 3--an unwanted international detour that goes, almost literally, nowhere and an impersonal overdrawn climax--this would easily be the best one.

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  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★★

    John Wick is an army of shadows. He is Le Samourai. He fights in Le Cercle Rouge.

    ok ill stop

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    "I'm Poe"

    "I'm Rey"

    "I know."

    And just like that Rey, nobody from nowhere, became a myth onto herself.