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  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    ★★★★½

    Equal parts hysterical and depressing. Laughed my ass off until Borat managed to get a crowd full of Americans to cheer for the deaths of innocent Iraqi citizens. It works well as a time capsule to post 9/11 america and an utter prophetic prelude to Trump. I hadn't seen it since it's original theatrical run 14 years ago yet I remember just about ever general scenario which is a testament to the films pure staying power. One of the most accurate documents of a major population of the american psyche and it borders on frightening at times.

  • We Summon the Darkness

    We Summon the Darkness

    ★★

    Fun performances but the twist which is telegraphed almost immediately isn't hard to spot and it comes into play far too early and we are left with nearly an hour of screaming, dumb decisions and hiding in a pantry.

    Solid idea, just not as clever as it thinks it is.

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  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There

    ★★★★½

    Wow. I truly wasn't expecting that. At first the movie was slow going, seemed overtly sad and just kind of depressing for the sake of being depressing. Once the story starts to kick in though and the titular character is introduced, things shift greatly and we end up getting an emotionally resonant story about the loneliness of youth, the importance of friends and the undeniable impact of family. I'm definitely going to watch this one again once the english dub…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    A film of looks.

    The look of a person first falling in love
    The look of desire
    The look of a beautiful dress fitting perfectly to the body
    The look of annoyance
    The look of quiet content to be around a certain someone
    The look of bitterness
    The look of a dark rebellious needling when you know how to irk someone
    The look of sickness
    The look of a master engaged fully in his craft
    The look of helplessness
    The look of the audience watching on in subtle discomfort

    Sit and look.