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  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Such a Pretty Little Beach
  • Parsifal
  • The Silence

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  • Flying Guillotine II

    ★★★

  • The Bund

    ★★½

  • The Flying Guillotine

    ★★★

  • Fear Street: 1994

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  • Perceval

    Perceval

    ★★★★½

    As far as I know, this is one of the only major Arthurian legend adaptations to really convey the fragmented story-telling aspect of wandering knights having disparate adventures as opposed to one linear streamlined epic. It's more faithful of the source material in that manner. I've never been one to fully care about adaptational faithfulness, especially for a set of stories that's been so archetypal, but there's something very appealing with the "light" touch Rohmer brings to subject material that's…

  • The Hurricane

    The Hurricane

    ★★★★½

    It's insane that one of John Ford's relatively lesser-known films is probably the greatest disaster film ever made. For my money, no filmmaker has made as many great films as Ford has.

    The titular storm is the main event and overshadows everything that came before it - but that's precisely the point isn't it? All our wordly desires and conflicts seem like petty squabbles in the face of nature's fury. That's essentially the thematic centre of every disaster film but I've never seen it captured as poetically as Ford does here.

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  • Land of the Pharaohs

    Land of the Pharaohs

    ★★★★½

    The pyramid at the center of the film is the film itself - intricately constructed, deceptively plain on the exterior yet harsh and sinister within, while also serving as an everlasting symbol of human nature. The pyramid, or the promise of the pyramid, entraps the characters in the same way the conventions of the film do. One of the film's opening scenes involves the supposed gods of Egypt themselves addressing the denizens through a booming voice seemingly coming from large…