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  • Ambulance

    ★★★½

  • The Northman

    ★★★★½

  • Manhattan Melodrama

    ★★★

  • Maryada Ramanna

    ★★★★

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  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★½

    There is a sarcastic quip movie people use when they watch a big, expansive movie on their iPhone, while jogging on the treadmill or in 10 minute segments while sitting on the toilet. We say, "...as the director intended". Well, I watched this movie on a monitor, on the back of an airplane seat, with those shitty earbuds the airline provides. The sound of the engine was so loud I had to have the closed captions on so I could…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    I feel like a dumb dumb for letting this pass me by in theaters. I think what happened was I got burnt by The Green Knight in theaters. That movie was languid, and dark, and etherial and it lulled me right to sleep. Then I saw the trailer for this, and it seemed to have a lot in common with The Green Knight. And there was a pandemic going on (don't know if you heard), so I skipped it thinking…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★

    I know this will not be a popular opinion, but I did not like this film.

    I found it a crushingly ponderous existential meditation.

    The film's plot is about a man who is a "stalker". This means that he is a bit of a tour guide to a location or realm called "the zone". The Zone is explained in the film, but only vaugely. We know it is supposed to be a place where wishes come true. The stalker is…

  • Garden State

    Garden State

    ★★★

    Oppressive.

    Take every bad review that you have ever read about a Wes Anderson film and apply it to this movie. This is quirk for quirks sake.

    A lot has been said about the great soundtrack. I agree, the music on the soundtrack is fantastic. I also feel the same thing about the soundtrack from the film DAZED AND CONFUSED. And I also feel that both soundtracks are obvious and overwhelming.

    This movie drowns in its mise-en-scène. It has a…