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  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Cria!
  • The New Land
  • Eternity and a Day

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  • Spaceship Earth

    ★★★

  • Master Gardener

    ★★½

  • Linoleum

    ★★★

  • R.M.N.

    ★★★★

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  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    ★★★★★

    Q&A #2 w/ Wim Wenders and Koji Yakusho

    Perfect Days is even better on the second watch. I think it's the most symbolically enriching film of the year. Honestly, I could probably see this film a few more times in theaters. Go watch this film!

    This felt like a modern day Kings of the Road, thematically speaking. There’s dual elements at play in both films. Two forces pulling against each other - the desire to be alone, but also the desire…

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★½

    On one side, there’s death - destruction of entire worlds. On the other, there’s something of a haven, a garden, where lilacs and lush greenery grows. Nature is indifferent to the screams and the gunshots and the sound of another train approaching. So too are the people occupying this haven. Still, we are ambivalent towards the beauty of the garden, because we know what’s happening on the other side. It’s taking over what we see as beautiful. After all, ash…

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  • Spaceship Earth

    Spaceship Earth

    ★★★

    It keeps them alive so long as they keep it alive.

    8 scientists conducted an experiment where they sealed themselves in the Biosphere 2, a limited but "self-sustaining" plant-based ecosystem, for two years to test if survival is possible -- that is, in case relocating planets ever becomes necessary. Things go wrong!

    Here is a fun bag of really great ideas…for a feature adaptation.

    Unfortunately, this documentary is overstuffed and there was nothing to emotionally connect me to these scientists…

  • Master Gardener

    Master Gardener

    ★★½

    He’s done a lot of pruning, but Chauncey, aka Chance, the gardener, is always going to be mvp of gardening.

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  • Bottoms

    Bottoms

    ★★½

    I’m one of the few people who didn’t think this was funny. Maybe one or two chuckles, but that’s it. Everyone else in the theater was having a good time, though. I think this film relies too much on humor that it forgets about other aspects, like story and logic. And if the humor doesn't work for you, then you will most likely lose interest very quickly. Despite its frenetic pacing and good performances, the film ended up being way too silly for me to buy into it.

  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★½

    Dune Part II is the best of the two, but it did not quite win me over. The cinematography, sound and production design are undeniably astonishing and the film’s biggest accomplishments. The lore behind the Reverend Mother and Water of Life was endlessly fascinating. I think the sandworm sequences were pretty great, and the black & white arena scene was beautiful. There are so many moments of top-notch action that will still be remembered 50 years from now. The story, however,…