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  • Red Road

    Red Road

    ★★★★½

    Red Road is a brilliantly constructed and moving film. Because of the nature of the story and how it unfolds, I think it's best to know as little as possible going in. The brief description Letterboxd provides is plenty. While you may be wondering for much of the movie why Jackie (Kate Dickie, who's fantastic here) does certain things, I can assure you it will all make devastating sense by the end.

    This is a remarkably self-assured and impressive directing…

  • Blood Rage

    Blood Rage

    ★★★

    OK....so well into this I was all set to make fun of the sitcom lighting, generic dialogue, and wooden line readings, but that intense last 10 minutes was like Greek tragedy compared to everything that came before and took it up a whole two stars.

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★½

    If you blur your vision a little this almost works as a sequel to Eyes Wide Shut.

    The tragic consequences of one man's decision to pursue medicine over a career as a hand model. Really liked the score and Barry Keoghan's performance.

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★½

    An absurdist black comedy about one man's late night decision to step out of his comfort zone and how it all goes terribly, horribly wrong.

    I loved the scene where Paul seeks understanding and help from June, and how it parallels his earlier bedroom scene with Marcy, only with the roles reversed. The film is a clever commentary on how difficult it can be to get out of a desperate situation when it takes extraordinary effort just to keep moving…