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  • Ed Wood
  • City Lights
  • Evil Dead II
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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  • Quiz Show

    ★★★★

  • The Color of Money

    ★★★½

  • Room 237

    ★★★★½

  • 1917

    ★★★★

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  • Quiz Show

    Quiz Show

    ★★★★

    I’m a sucker for biopics, especially about law or politics, and this is a super engaging reflection by Robert Redford on a time when we were still actually shocked by political scandals. It’s fascinating in its own right as pop-culture intrigue - as Enright and Barry keep saying, it’s just entertainment - but the movie analyses how this event intersected with the problems Redford sees in America: racism, classism, corporatocracy, and the role of television in people’s lives. It’s thematically rich and juggles all of these topics without sacrificing the pure entertainment and intrigue of its fun story.

  • The Color of Money

    The Color of Money

    ★★★½

    If you liked The Queen’s Gambit, which of course is also adapted from a Walter Tevis novel, you should get something out of this too. You have all the same fun qualities of the former: you have your main character who with little formal training inexplicably climbs up the ranks to be the best at their kinda esoteric game, you have the very well-realised competition clearly drawn from experience including all the backstage tension, and you have the conflict between…

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  • Collision

    Collision

    ★★★

    Following the publication of he late great Christopher Hitchens's infamous polemic God is Not Great, Hitch challenged anyone who disagreed with his position that Christianity is ultimately a negative influence on the world to publicly debate him. Douglas WIlson, a Presbyterian pastor and Calvinist theologian, rose to the challenge, which led to the book Is Christianity Good For the World, and the following debates on that subject, which this film documents. Essentially an intellectual road movie, Collision is a fascinating…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    bong joon-holy shit