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  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man

    ★★★★★

    My new favorite rom-com

  • Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

    ★★★★

    The shot through the glasses lens — amazing. One of many great ominous shots. The use of sound (or rather lack of a score initial) in the final tennis match is excellent. Hearing only the  sound of the tennis ball being hit back and forth articulates the tension of this moment, of Guy needing this match to be over, and every hit of the racket continuing the game.

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★½

    Alex garland pls step your writing up to match the visuals

  • Junebug

    Junebug

    ★★★★

    What a refreshing movie -- I love that nothing (directly) was revealed or seemingly changed with these characters. There's so much left /unsaid/ from the characters to one another and the audience. It's unsurprising when I returned to Netflix to check that the kitchen-table Huckleberry Finn scene between Johnny and Madeleine to discover this takes place at the half-way point of the film.

    Johnny manages to mutter, "You know it's been hard, lately, around here."
    But when Madeleine presses on…