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  • Marfa Girl 2

    Marfa Girl 2

    ★★★

    Between this and The 15:17 To Paris, 2018 was a great year for beguilingly awkward 'late films'.

  • Married to the Mob

    Married to the Mob

    ★★★

    More movies should have a 10-minute end credit sequence that recaps the movie using B-roll footage accompanied to a medley of songs the director likes.

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  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    "Or what? You'll release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths so when they bark they shoot bees at you?"

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★½

    The worst part of Guadagnino and screenwriter David Kajganich's previous 'remake' (A Bigger Splash, also starring Swinton and Johnson) of a slenderly-plotted Euro film (La Piscine) was opportunistically padding the story with a half-assed subtext-turned-subplot about the ongoing Mediterranean refugee crisis for seemingly no reason other than to flatter their own (and their audience's) sense of political conscientiousness. Apparently someone watched that film, enthusiastically told them both 'do more of that', and the result is this 2.5-hour j/o motion.