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  • Possession
  • Burning
  • The Piano Teacher
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

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  • Bones and All

  • Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

    ★★★★

  • Whisper Kill

    ½

  • Hellroller

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  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★

    The politics are great but it's ugly as hell to look at. A cross between Netflix house style and the oily look of the modern Star Wars films. Overlong and tonally awkward. Less funny and lower stakes than the original. A fun self-indulgent exercise that reminded me of Castle Keep but I doubt I'll ever feel the need to watch it again.

  • The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

    The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

    ★★★★★

    It's been hard to put into words how much this film affected me. I saw it this weekend at Sound Unseen and haven't stopped thinking about it. I spent most of the film sucking back violent crying fits. Moments in time, like the one on display here, seem almost impossible. They're little miracles and endlessly beautiful. Art is always about making people feel less alone and this film did that. While simultaneously making me incredibly alone because I've never been…

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  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★★

    I'd heard a lot of mixed things about Foxcatcher up to watching it yesterday. I was painfully aware of Steve Carrell's makeup the entire time. The movie can feel disjointed and lopsided. It struggles with whether it wants to be a subjective or objective narrative repeatedly. And the denouement does not quite stick it. Even with all of these flaws it's still one of the most disquieting and deeply uncomfortable films I've watched since Under the Skin. Everything I had…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Fury Road is an absolute masterpiece in every sense of the term. Amazing camera work that it's borderline impossible to wrap your mind around. And the editing is up there with David Lowery's work in Upstream Color. It joins the ranks along with Spring Breakers as a true auteur art film masquerading as mainstream fare.