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  • Dark City
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Game

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  • Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone

    ★★★★

  • Piggy

    ★★★

  • The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

    ★★★★

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

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  • Piggy

    Piggy

    ★★★

    Interesting little look at the horrors of fatphobia and the tempting catharsis of revenge by proxy, even if it largely plays out along the predictable modes of Spanish familial melodrama. A welcome splash of gore at the end, though, even though I still feels like it pulls its transgressive punches a bit in its final minutes. Killer sound design and an appropriately anguished lead turn, though.

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

    Removed from the Sundance hype, it's not nearly the heartfelt revelation I would have expected. *That said*, I do find it unique among the 'white loser learns to grow up with the help of an A-list co-star/producer and a weepy acoustic guitar soundtrack' set by dint of its sheer emotional honesty. Raiff is a really intriguing screen presence, all cards-on-the-table guilelessness and the kind of expressive awkwardness that shows how desperate he is for people to like him. And for…

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