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The Irishman, 9/10 - Another masterpiece from Scorsese that makes a perfect trilogy with GoodFellas and Casino.

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Marriage Story, 9/10 - Wow, I actually wasn't expecting much from this. While I have liked some of Baumbach's films I wouldn't exactly say I've been bowled over by his quirky, indie New York-isms, until now. A simplistic way of looking at it is that this is The Squid and the Whale, Mark II, but made by a much more mature artist. And this is a much greater achievement. Easily the director's best film and a cinch Oscar nom for picture, direction, script and both leads, maybe for supporting as well. To me the biggest surprise is ScarJo, someone I haven't really considered much of an actress up to this point, but she, like the rest of the cast, is sensational.

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6/10 - it's interesting at the beginning, then tone and plot shifting kill some momentum and gradually the suspense disappeares. Music is great, though.
Also, make no mistake, while Helen Hunt is top billed her role is thankless and adds very little to the overall story.
 

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Labyrinth: 6/10
(Jim Henson, 1986)

Of course the puppets are great for the most part, it's quite charming and probably works for children of a certain age even today. But without any nostalgic attachement, it's a tad irritating and repetitive.


Jules et Jim: 7/10
(François Truffaut, 1962)

Liked it, didn't love it, especially because the characters are more than flawed and sometimes hard to empathize with, especially Jeanne Moreau's Catherine, and I didn't know how to assess the sexism that's so apparent. But it's still an interesting watch, stylistically and narratively progressive and surprising at every turn (just some of the ADR is terribly done), and a great example for Truffaut's unique vision.
 

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Portrait Of A Lady On Fire - 6.5/10
Eh.
 

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I like Star Wars VIII the Last Jedi quite a lot actually. I think it's a bold movie in a lot of ways and really good. But I saw Episode IX Rise of the Skywalker yesterday and what a piece of trash.

It's easily the worst movie I saw this year and in quite a long time. I thought nothing could be worse than the end of BBC's Sherlock, but this takes the cake.

Nothing makes sense, dialogue is awful, action scenes have no weight, a lot of cringe moments.

Not even in my worst nightmares I would expect this movie to be that bad.

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile 6/10

it wasn't what i was expecting but it was decent
efron was surprisingly very good
 

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Seance On A Wet Afternoon: 10/10
(Bryan Forbes, 1964)

Nothing as comforting as a good portion of English dreariness in black and white. Amazing score by John Barry.

 
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