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  • Our Little Sister
  • Out of the Past
  • Chungking Express
  • Sans Soleil

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  • What's the Worst That Could Happen?

    ½

  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father

    ★★★★

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★½

  • State of the Union

    ★★★

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  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★½

    This might have worked as Jessica Chastain coming on as a guest to RuPaul's Drag Race and doing a 10-minute bit in the Snatch Game segment. Stretched out over 125 minutes I have no clue what this is supposed to be in terms of a feature film and where or what either the story arc or her character is. A mere series of speculative vignettes that seem to want to say that she didn't really understand the degree of fraud…

  • State of the Union

    State of the Union

    ★★★

    The analogy doesn't hold up to scrutiny since he didn't write his own movies, but I've had this idea for a while now that Frank Capra was the Aaron Sorkin of the 1940s. Except, you know, as a small-c conservative. Back when that included having Spencer Tracy as your stand-in advocate for things like, you know, a world government guided by a universal human rights agenda. Aah, those were the days. State Of The Union is a little too stale…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    Charlie Kaufman: "I'm Thinking of Quoting Things."

    Maybe I should just skip Kaufman's work. Watching it comes from a sense of obligation to try and keep up with Big Deal cinema, which is probably misguided. I know Kaufman means a lot to many people. But to me this is joyless, pretentious depression porn without heart and feelings for its characters. It doesn't like them, it doesn't hate them, it doesn't feel anything for them, they are merely bleak people in…

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    Possibly the most overrated film on this here site. Painfully overlong, visually ugly wannabe profound cult arthouse fare, way too impressed with its own sense of transgressiveness. What does it have to offer? Countless up-skirt shots, repetitive erection jokes and a story arc in which our protagonist saves the damsel in distress first from hooligans, then from lesbianism and then from religious brainwashing. Complete with an extended sequence where he kidnaps and ties her up in a trailer to "liberate"…