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  • O Beautiful Night

    O Beautiful Night

    ★★★½

    This stylish, clever German indie film is quite a bit of fun. A lonely nihilistic guy is confronted by Death - a chain smoking, crack junkie weirdo who takes him around town one night. Love the music, the neon colors, the dry humor, it just needs a better ending. It's fun and I think there's a great idea here. Someone just needed to tell him to stop and come up with a real ending in the script before they started filming. Because it's a good ride and then the ending is just bad bad bad. Unfortunately. That said, I still recommend this film.

  • Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    ★★★★½

    Lord Almighty this is magical. Aretha Franklin is a goddess. A tremendously soulful throwback to the 70s. It's just a raw presentation of footage from this recording session at a Baptist Church in LA - but seeing it all is truly amazing. I'm not a religious man, but I could sense the presence of God in her.

    Watching this performance just filled me with so much goodness and happiness and now I just want to dance around the streets all day. Amen! AMEN!!

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Luca reigns!! OMFG, you guys. OMFG. You have no idea how much this is going to fuck you all up forever.

    I really don't even know where to begin with Suspiria. The Kubrick comparisons I heard beforehand are accurate. There's so much to unpack, and analyze, and discuss. Take your time. We have the rest of this year, and the next few years, to talk about it at length. Just don't miss it. See this film.

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★½

    Shyamalan's Glass is much more of an indie psychological thriller than a big action movie. And the ideas it plays with, especially at the end, are very compelling. It's an anti-comic book movie comic book movie, that subverts what is expected and is all the more thrilling for it. Watching it I knew exactly why some people would not like it. And I know it will frustrate many viewers because it's going to be like Star Wars - if you…