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  • Floating Weeds
  • Police Story
  • Fallen Angels
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

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  • The Color Purple

  • Chimes at Midnight

    ★★★

  • Zero for Conduct

    ★★

  • Jules and Jim

    ★★

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  • Chimes at Midnight

    Chimes at Midnight

    ★★★

    Sometimes when I dislike an acclaimed movie I say "I'm too dumb for this," but really I just don't want to catch flack and deep down I simply just don't think it's very good. But I might legitimately be unprepared to engage with this, as I have a complete lack of familiarity with the source material or the history behind it - my Shakespeare knowledge is limited, and although I can READ Shakespeare, God knows I cannot understand it spoken…

  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    The world's dumbest man and his shitty friend collectively coddle the most horrid woman on Earth for years.

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Better writers than I have pinpointed what's so unfortunate about this at its core, but it is relentlessly glib. This is a movie that is so fucking childish that the symbol of freedom in this film is "dancing," as if a giant soul-crushing murderous machine that destroyed families, ended lives, and created untold depths of human suffering is equivalent to the mayor from fucking Footloose.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    An odd, odd film. Mournful and joyous, filled with discursions and seemingly unmoored from any concrete sense of timing or pacing. You could probably make a good case for this being a lesser Tarantino - I'm sure some would argue bottom-tier - and I expect reactions all across the board. And yet, as someone who has always been skeptical of Tarantino, I was spell-cast by Robbie's Sharon Tate - herself spell-cast by footage of the real Sharon Tate, a refractory…