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  • Heat
  • Before Sunrise
  • The History of the Seattle Mariners
  • Princess Mononoke

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  • Quantum of Solace

    ★★★½

  • Frenzy

    ★★★★½

  • Disney's FastPass: A Complicated History

    ★★★★★

  • Chicago

    ★★★★

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  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    ★★★½

    politically it's solid, comes down on imperialism with the same degree of nuance that NTTD does, but it also directly confronts america's involvement in south american coups in a surprising way. unfortunately, bad shaky cam bullshit ruins most of the fights, and outside of some occasional great moments the direction is pretty pedestrian. an interesting film, if not a great one.

  • Frenzy

    Frenzy

    ★★★★½

    it's really close to being an absolute masterpiece, but as is it's proof that even in his later years, Hitchcock was still the master of thrillers like this. without the Production Code to censor his film he really goes all out, not just in the obvious nudity but also in the sense of humor. it's a much darker film than any other he made, and the gritty feeling that the sets and costumes impart is an interesting one, and one…

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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    the only serial killer flick that understands that people get away with shit not because they’re smart, but because cops are fucking stupid

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    i can't speak at all to it's success or failure as an adaptation, but some missteps aside, this makes half of the notoriously dense story more or less understandable enough to fit into a 150 minute film. the cast is fantastic, the effects are some of the best i've ever seen, and the muted brutalist design works well. the sound design at large is incredible and zimmer's score is solid, with some nods to his earlier work hidden beneath the…