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  • Network
  • Cabaret
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Smithereens

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  • Pariah

    ★★★★½

  • Strait-Jacket

    ★★★★★

  • Serial Mom

    ★★★★★

  • The Guilt Trip

    ★★★

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  • Pariah

    Pariah

    ★★★★½

    An incredible look at relationships from a up-close perspective that manages to rend your heart into a million pieces and put it back together again. Pariah is a sympathetic and lovely coming-of-age story that places a lot of faith in its actors, and for all of the emotion and compassion in the picture, I was a complete emotional wreck by the end due to how beautiful it was. At its heartfelt core, It brilliantly demonstrates human interaction and relationships in…

  • Strait-Jacket

    Strait-Jacket

    ★★★★★

    You know those slasher movies where a deranged maniac slashes his way through teenagers only to be stopped by a heroine at the end?

    Well Strait Jacket is better than those. When you sit down to watch this, you expect to be sidetracked, perhaps even gripped, but not undermined. However, the picture subverts you in a number of subtle and strong ways. It's a horror story, but it frequently collides with sporadically humorous camp, leaving it with a stench that…

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  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★★

    So, what exactly is Network? Is it a political satire? Is it a critique on the television industry? Is it a howling protest? Was it a foreshadow for what is to come with the advancement of media? Is it a black comedy? Is it a love letter to professional journalism? Is it an outrageous farce? Is it Sidney Lumet’s way of storytelling? Is it a character study? Is it a drama? Is it a showcase of the hollowness of media?…

  • Serial Mom

    Serial Mom

    ★★★★★

    Within the thematic plot of this picture, Beverly Stuphin presents an intriguing riddle as a possible metaphor for something far larger. She embodies an implied ideal of the perfect housewife in many ways. A lovely image with a flawed framework. She's always perfect and joyful, loyal to her husband and children, a strict enforcer of the law and respectability, a pillar of the community, and always offers a helping hand to her neighbors. She's kind but strict, cold but warm,…