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  • Dying at Grace
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  • Personal Problems
  • The Great Train Robbery

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Recent reviews

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car



    If Drive My Car is less spellbinding than Hamaguchi's other work, it may be because his signature method of having his characters be (on average) startlingly aware of and forthcoming with their emotions—while still preserving their terrific, private depths of pain—functions to propel traditional narrative here, rather than serving to destabilize the all-knowing narcissism of the film viewer.

    It's a safer movie in its techniques than Happy Hour or Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy. But it speaks to Hamaguchi's…

  • King Richard

    King Richard


    This is a pretty remarkable movie, and one everyone should see. More soon

Popular reviews

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Couldn't settle on just one review, so here's eight.

    1. Wow, I love Jews now!

    2. Really good in this movie about the Holocaust to have CollegeHumor-style "I totally wouldn't say this in real life but because this is comedy I can just say directly the things which I want to critique e.g. 'I wish more of our lads had your blind fanaticism'"

    3. Hitwah make fwunny faces an dance :)

    4. There was a lady in the back row…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It’s not even worth it to dive into the discursive David Foster Wallace stuff, the diatribe against A Woman Under the Influence, the heated takedown of the problematic lyrics of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, or the author of the source material and his impressive political connections (his brother-in-law is the President of Iceland… hmm I wonder if he could have gotten some strings pulled? Maybe a book deal wrestled out of the effete hands of Simon & Schuster? Perhaps even a…