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  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    ★★★½

    The action is great, everything else is passable. Greengrass shows everyone how quick-cut action is supposed to be done. The editing is excellent - Oscar well deserved.

  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin

    A Lizard in a Woman's Skin

    ★★★½

    Crazy plot - don't even know if I followed it all but it was cool. Not as well paced as Argento's Giallo's I've watched, but far twistier. A lot of erotic imagery and some grotesque stuff - not too sure what the point of some of it was but it was undeniably attention-grabbing and differentiated it from other Giallo's I've seen.

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★½

    TIFF Journal: Day 5 - Film 11

    I really didn't like this at all. Overly-sentimental, wooden dialogue, flat characters and, well, pretentious. It's a real slog to get through, but what can I say? I guess I don't really take well to melodrama. It feels so phony and when you're dealing with a serious topic such as racism, I find it best to be as real as possible. This film is just an art-house version of crap like '42' and…

  • Loro

    Loro

    ★★★½

    TIFF Journal: Day 1, Film 1

    First film of the festival and was lucky to get both Paolo Sorrentino and Toni Servillo to introduce the film and do a brief Q and A after. This was the premiere of the international version of the film, which was previously released in two separate parts entirely.

    Sorrentino is a master of combining vivid and beautiful cinematography with a mix of a classical score intercut with pop music. His films are, and always…