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  • Fancy Dance

  • Animalia

  • NYAD

    ★★

  • Stopmotion

    ★★★

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  • Fancy Dance

    Fancy Dance

    Look out for this one, which Apple Original Films has picked up for distribution later this year. Lily Gladstone stars as a Native American woman living on the edge of the law while searching for her missing sister. It’s a piercing contemporary companion piece to Killers of the Flower Moon in many ways, with director Erica Tremblay managing some knockout moments. Watched at the Athena Film Festival.

  • Animalia

    Animalia

    Execution can’t quite keep up with an ambitious vision in this sci-if/supernatural commentary on religion, class, and gender, about an affluent, pregnant Moroccan woman (Oumaima Barid, excellent) having to fend for herself during an unexplained, global disturbance. Watched at the Athena Film Festival with Emily.

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  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★★

    Dirk Calloway is really the only one here with a decent head on his shoulders.

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★½

    We really didn't need another superhero movie after this.

    A few notes on this revisit:

    - Pulls no punches on the domestic trauma front. This is about a husband and father's real betrayal. That late-night fight between the parents is uncomfortably true to life.

    - "Tonyloaf"

    - Elastigirl caught in the series of doors is better than almost any superhero action sequence staged since.

    - "I never look back darling. It distracts from the now." (What does this mean for…