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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

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

    It's both exciting and funny that so many people are going to be fooled into seeing this movie because of it's vastly inaccurate trailer, the prominence of its male lead, and the significance of the A24 brand. People attracted to all of those things - propulsive sci-fi, RPatz, and even the genre-obsessed, niche distributor - are going to be in for a rude awakening when they sit down for Claire Denis' lyrical and elusive "High Life."

    In the film's elegiac…

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★★

    Gearing up for Fosse/Verdon


    Criterion Blu-ray

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  • Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker

    I've watched pornography with more drama.

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    AFI FEST 2018: #2

    So ruthlessly obnoxious, I can’t believe this pretentious, garish $25 million student film has a release date and an Oscar campaign while the far superior HER SMELL doesn’t even have a distributor.

    Whatever correlation Corbet’s trying to draw between soul-sucking celebritism, perpetual self-destruction, and mass tragedy is vastly undercooked. I’m shocked the Willem Defoe voiceover made it past the assembly cut. Portman is maybe the only actress who could successfully navigate this material and it feels…