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  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    I think this De Palma cat has a future.

  • Brand New Cherry Flavor

    Brand New Cherry Flavor

    It's easy to see where the Lynch comparisons are coming from, but the tone is very different. Lynch would never go so far out of his way to make sure every seemingly surreal element had a clear explanation. Everything in Brand New Cherry Flavor has a clear reason and purpose once you're given the full context; the glow of possibility that emanates from everything in Lynch's worlds isn't here.
    That's not a criticism, it's just to say that while this…

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    The Turning Point

    ★★½

    The animation is top-notch, but as visually inventive as some of the shots are, the entire message is there in the first few seconds. Happiness at least had the contrast between the bleak visuals and the serene soundtrack to provide a point of friction. Not that this film's subject is an issue that requires a ton of nuance--I get that the whole point here is a reminder of how goddamn horrible we are--but once that's established the film just has nowhere to go.