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  • Out of the Past

    Out of the Past

    ★★★★

    Far, far better than I remember. Also the History of Violence vibes really came out this viewing.

  • Knock Off

    Knock Off

    ★★★½

    Weirdly it is the action stuff that doesn’t work for me so much. Hark turning this into a political tractate on the irresponsibility of the British in their handling of Hong Kong from the beginning though really elevates this to the next level. Rochon just hating these two idiots is another element which makes this far better than the sum of its parts.

    I get why Hark might not look fondly on this film, but I think it’s far more…

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★

    That is quite the long and emotionally exhausting way to call out nerds on their shit.

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    ½

    If this isn't the worst film nominated for best picture it comes pretty close considering how it offends all senses and sensibility. This is just an incompetently made film with stuff out of focus and a shaky cam that makes Greengrass look sober. I can't think of anything that should do worse for the reputation of amateur productions then this. Though the worst aspect of the film is how it renders an object of romance the poor. I honestly thought…