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  • A Short Film About Killing

    ★★★½

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

  • Shiva Baby

    ★★★★½

  • The Thing

    ★★★★★

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  • A Short Film About Killing

    A Short Film About Killing

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Did not expect this kind of film from the man who made Les Trois Couleurs.

    Much darker than those, and somehow more stylized than blue. The murder is pretty hard to watch. Really well shot ! The use of parallels in this is explicit, but well done: if we consider people who kill by strangulation monsters, why are we accepting people can be killed in the exact same way as retribution ?

    My biggest gripe with the film is that…

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★½

    Another pretty good film from Schrader !

    His weakest effort out of those I've seen, but I can still watch an underwhelming Paul Schrader flick anytime a day. Felt a lot like a more stylized Bresson film - with more emotions displayed on screen obviously lol.

    It's a film about a man stuck in purgatory, stuck with Sisyphus' boulder and trying to expiate his sins with someone else. Oscar Isaac is really good at playing this broken character, as he…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Went to see this litterally on the first time slot it was available lol.

    And well it's the first half of Dune version Denis Villeneuve, as expected. Beautiful cinematography (if a little gray at times) and great editing are on par for the course. Rebecca Ferguson stands out among a stacked cast. The music is one of Zimmer's best in quite some time.

    The film makes a couple changes compared to the novel, especially at the beginning, but honestly they…

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★½

    Still shocked that is a Hollywood film distributed by a major film studio.

    Because it's absolutely radical in its criticism of the system. The police and the feds are literally a mob protecting it, disregarding the laws they're supposed to care about, killing people they feel threatened by. Violence from revolutionary or radical groups happen, obviously, but it's rooted in systemic oppression.

    And as the titular "messiah", Daniel Kaluuya is absolutely incredible in this. Insanely charismatic. It's not hard to…