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  • Persepolis

    Persepolis

    ★★★★

    Persepolis is imaginatively made with a wonderfully feeling-forward style of animation to a very complicated revolutionary life. It didn’t click until the very end at the credits that this was autobiographical but it makes so much sense because it really revels in particulars and being fleshed out. Here’s to you, Marjene. 🍷

  • My Dinner with Andre

    My Dinner with Andre

    ★★★★½

    My Dinner with Andre isn’t going to be for everyone, and for at least the first third, I wasn’t sure it would be for me. I’d get lost it the flow of  it and have rewind often. The film is more like a book or a podcast, streams of dialogue after dialogue after dialogue after dialogue after di- I’ll stop. 

    But as the film progresses, it gets to the meat of the story - two friends who are trying hard…

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  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★★

    The Beach Bum definitely is not, by any measure, perfect. Moondog gains nothing, learns nothing by the end, but that's okay. My biggest pet peeve is that, beside Isla Fisher's character who's in the film for a relatively short amount of time, all the other women only serve as set dressing. It's not that uncommon to have women be relegated to the sexy lamp status, it wouldn't be worth bringing up if it weren't so glaringly obvious that Korine's blindspot…

  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    ★★★★

    mr rochester: i have a wife IN MY ATTIC
    me, seeing this story unfold for the 3rd time: :0