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  • Careful
  • Crime Wave
  • Head
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  • Rebecca

  • An Enemy of the People

  • Charulata

    ★★★

  • Kajillionaire

    ★★★★

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  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    i don't get how ben wheatley makes both this and the masterful IN THE EARTH in such rapid succession. is his secret sauce a collaborator that i'm overlooking, who he only gets to work with on every third film? am i expecting too much from a director whose work i mostly at least like? i saw A FIELD IN ENGLAND three times in the theater, something i haven't done for any other film since junior high school. but the best…

  • An Enemy of the People

    An Enemy of the People

    my first ray in color; i admit that i missed the black & white. can this ibsen adaptation please stop being so damn relevant? i'm glad i watched this but it's somewhat lifeless and stilted.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    my kids now eat on a placemat that came with a burger king kids' meal that i got some time in the early 1980s, which i think is when this film is supposed to be set. on it we see batman's origin story, including the brutal back-alley slaying of bruce wayne's parents, which in hindsight is a pretty strange thing to put on a kids' placemat. but the storytelling and artwork are so direct on that placemat that it's an…

  • The Fastest Gun Alive

    The Fastest Gun Alive

    ★★★

    pretty strange but good western in which the desire to draw and shoot your gun faster than the other guy is treated as a disease similar to alcoholism. features a bizarre interlude with a young dr. jacoby doing parkour on a couple of shovels. also starring ‘chubby johnson.’

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