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The bust-out of Warner Bros.

Industrial-scale film distribution dates back to before World War I. In the bad old days with no way to transmit information digitally, movies had to be physically carried from Southern California outward, a supply chain that wound its way across … Continue reading

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Gorgeous ‘Drive my Car’ leaves a lot in the glovebox

7/10 Drive My Car is an expansive, slow-breathing odyssey across layers of performance. It’s never boring, but it’s deliberate and demands the viewer meet it halfway, and I can’t help but go away wanting more. Hiroshima, Japan, some time ago- … Continue reading

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Sad franchise happy to be resurrected in ‘Matrix 4’

8/10 Fans of The Matrix in 2003 weren’t expecting a two-part Advanced Philosophy nightmare that turned into a cartoon whenever it wanted, and in 2021, we weren’t expecting a feel-good story about true love conquering all. But it’s been a … Continue reading

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‘Dune’ is not a complete movie

1/10 Dune is not a complete film. It is a deliberately incomplete film, and despite what writer/director/producer Denis Villeneuve will tell you, the decision to only make half of it was made at the story’s expense, not its benefit. The … Continue reading

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‘Reminiscence’ blends film’s past with apocalyptic future

10/10 You shouldn’t trust me with Reminiscence. I’m weak to this film. Miami- In the near future, the ocean has swallowed the city. It’s partially held back by a sea wall several stories high, but the streets that remain are … Continue reading

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