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|85 91%||Ad Astra (2019) - Sep 23, 2019
"James Gray manages to craft a movie that is seemingly full of contradictions: it's about exploration and the search for new life, but also about solitude and isolation, it's both blockbuster sci-fi action and deeply personal character study, both deeply depressing and unexpectedly hopeful. Somehow it all fits together and offers a compelling journey into the heart of darkness of space."
|83 85%||Kokoro ga sakebitagatterunda. (2015) - Sep 23, 2019
"This is an anime about high-school students who overcome their differences, crushes and inabilities to express themselves while putting on a musical, of course I loved this. Moving without being sappy."
|73 39%||The Philadelphia Story (1940) - Sep 23, 2019
"From a modern perspective, this movie is full of questionable if not outright baffling takes on morals, relationships and class, But thanks to the mostly snappy script and the extremely talented cast it is still quite fun to watch."
|71 32%||Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) - Sep 18, 2019
"This movie has a lot going for it in terms of style and coolness but is still firmly rooted in the exploitation genre, making it somewhat of a conflicted viewing experience for me."
|78 63%||Nashville (1975) - Sep 16, 2019
"This film manages to weave a nice tapestry of its various interconnected plotlines and immerses you in its time and place, but could probably have used a little more forward momentum. A lot of memorable moments and characters, but also a lot of country music..."
|82 81%||Gone with the Wind (1939) - Sep 10, 2019
"I was fully anticipating that this would be a slog, but the movie holds up remarkably well. Sure, it is almost four hours long and it contains many deeply problematic elements, but Scarlett O'Hara is an awesome choice for a character to build this kind of epic around. I did not expect to find such an anti-hero here, nor did I expect myself to be rooting for her as much as I did."
|59 11%||Mary Magdalene (2018) - Sep 08, 2019
"I think this movie mostly achieves what it set out to do: reframing the story of Mary Magdalene in a more positive and feminist light, while staying as true as possible to the biblical text. The end result just doesn't make for particularly interesting cinema, and even in her own movie Mary feels like a supporting character for large stretches, as the film needs to check off all the important stops on Jesus' final journey. Mara and Phoenix are worth watching, though."
|73 39%||Next (2007) - Sep 08, 2019
"This is an insane movie that is constantly at war with itself. On the one hand it is an awkward, relatively predictable romance between a stage magician (Cage, with incredible hair, plays his role unusually sweet and naive) and the girl he sees in visions of the future (Biel, in a nothing part). On the other hand there is a group of EUROPEAN TERRORISTS with a NUCLEAR BOMB and there are MILLIONS OF LIVES AT STAKE if Nicolas Cage doesn't stop them RIGHT NOW, and, just like, what!?"
|84 89%||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Sep 01, 2019
"I thought it was quite cool to see Tarantino stretch himself and devote as much time of this movie to recreating an authentic-feeling 1960s Hollywood and just following his characters through their daily lives, as he would normally devote to elaborate conversations, tense standoffs and surprisingly violent setpieces. All of these can still be found here, of course, but this time they're just one part of a bigger canvas."
|80 73%||The Maltese Falcon (1941) - Aug 30, 2019
"Between the snappy dialogue, the great cast of shady characters and the twisty, fast-paced narrative, it almost doesn't matter that the central mystery is not particularly rewarding."