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  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • Humpday
  • Pariah
  • Lars and the Real Girl

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  • The Guilty

    ★★

  • Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★½

  • The Year of the Everlasting Storm

    ★★★

  • Working Girls

    ★★★★★

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  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★

    The Guilty is a remake that pulls the original story from its native Denmark and turns it into something very, very American. Our original protagonist is a rather stoic, harsh man who tries to help a woman initially because the mystery of her situation makes his shift behind a desk more interesting. He makes a genuine, although morally dubious, attempt to help her, and undergoes a compelling arc while remaining a character we aren't meant to sympathize with. Here, Gyllenhaal's…

  • The Year of the Everlasting Storm

    The Year of the Everlasting Storm

    ★★★

    There’s no thematic connection among these shorts, beyond references to the pandemic to varying degrees, so I’ll talk about them separately. My only overall thought is that it was a bit slow and Panahi’s and Weerasethakul‘s shorts should have switched places.

    Panahi: Easily my favorite of the bunch. It felt the most complete as its own story, and it was impressive how something that initially presented as a documentary ended up having such a lovely narrative arc.

    Chen: Very cinematic…

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    me, after california dreamin' plays for the 400th time: "PLAY IT AGAIN WONG"

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    ★★½

    me, running as fast as i can: "i appreciate your style, i just don't get it! please, leave me alone!"
    david lynch, galloping after me and playing a trumpet: "negativity is the enemy of creativity"