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  • Nobody Knows I'm Here

    Nobody Knows I'm Here

    ★★★★

    In a new take on the “delusional, marginalised character who ends up on a talk show” storyline, Gaspar Antillo crafts an intimate and engaging tale on lost success in his feature-length debut. Nobody Knows I’m Here introduces us to Memo Garrido – played by Jorge Garcia, a familiar face to Lost and Weezer fans – a quiet recluse who works as a sheep farmer with his uncle Braulio (Luis Gnecco), and cannot escape his past.

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  • Family Romance, LLC

    Family Romance, LLC

    ★★★★½

    It is very hard to see how another film, particularly in the next decade, will be as experimental as Family Romance, LLC with regards to the blurring between reality and fiction. It is a film that feels like a culmination, or at least a very big leap, in the doctrines of cinematic presentation of ‘ecstatic truth’ that Herzog has argued for his entire career.

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  • The Cold Light of Day

    The Cold Light of Day

    ★½

    Fits the aesthetic of "7-11 DVD shelf"-core to a tee. Generic script, phoned-in performances from actors & actresses just looking to buy new swimming pools, decent action, and shot on digital with little to no visual flair to anything. It's kind of hilarious how deadpan Sigourney Weaver is in this. "Catch." I guess it's not terrible if you've just never watched an action movie in your life.

    Yeah, not a lot of jokes for this one. The real funny moment is…

  • Glitter

    Glitter

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Glitter is mildly fascinating because it is essentially the most stripped-down, bare-bones, fleshless version of the "rise to stardom" plot you can get. Technically, everything is there in the script: Sad backstory, the boosts of popularity, being swept up in the machine to lose who you are and where you came from, big emotional arguments, and the closing epic performance that's supposed to sell, like, a bajillion singles. But it's literally missing everything else: Performances, proper editing, connective tissue between…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Film Club Secret Cinema, Pick by Kinsey

    One of the best action films of all-time? Absolutely.

    One of the best films of the 2010's, let alone 2015? Absolutely.

    One of the orangest (most orange?) films ever made? Absolutely.

    I'm just speechless about how much I loved this movie. Hit all the marks of what I love about a good film and what I love from my action schlock. Easily the most gorgeous-looking live-action action films I've ever seen, every color…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Lot Roulette, Pick by Frank

    Recommendation by Jem

    I respect the craft. But I don't care.

    The hype train really crashed and burned for me on this one, I tried really hard to not factor it into my thoughts or my rating, but I'm really sad that the #1 narrative feature film on Letterboxd has replaced character writing, the art of the twist, and emotional depth with "muh class warfare though." It's not like classism is a bad topic…