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  • Serenity

    Serenity

    Stop letting teenage boys read Hemingway.

    (This is not a good movie but it IS an extremely clarifying, fun proof of how every elaborately-conceived movie about a boy and his relationship with his father is garbage. Serenity is The Tree of Life is Serenity.)

  • Museo

    Museo

    ★★★½

    Revueltas!

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  • Freud: The Secret Passion

    Freud: The Secret Passion

    ★★★★

    A surprisingly thunderous movie. Charles Kaufman's screenplay isn't a biopic at all, more a condensation of the thinker's ideas into a chamber drama of heavy-handed significance. All of his theories are crammed into one patient, Cecily Koertner. Susannah York's performance is a lot more restrained than, say, Keira Knightley's in A Dangerous Method or Tippi Hedren's in Marnie. Montgomery Clift is equally modest, though that doesn't necessarily mean he's bad. It's more than the film's performances are subservient to its…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★½

    I adored so much about the construction of this movie, as well as the performances, but I have to say I'm a little disappointed in how weird it isn't.