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  • On purge bébé

    On purge bébé

    Michel Simon garrulously lobbing a chamber-pot down a hallway is cinema.

  • Welcome to Marwen

    Welcome to Marwen

    MUBI Notebook review of this delirious, crazy-ass movie. I'm so predictable.

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  • The Flower

    The Flower

    ★★★★★

    Today I saw five hours and forty two minutes of LA FLOR.

  • Skyscraper

    Skyscraper

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Awesome! Another film by Dwayne Johnson that explodes the idea -- familiar from countless shitty disaster movies -- that geographic catastrophes are elaborate stand-ins for the trauma undergone by the family unit. These end-of-the world scenarios engineer chaos in the name of at first separating then reuniting the members of the central family. Collateral damage -- whether human or geographic -- is only half of the equation. Here, the escalating spectacle of the disaster movie is intimately tied to Dwayne…