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  • Daisies
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Story of Floating Weeds
  • Videodrome

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  • The Woman King

    ★★★½

  • Rafureshia

    ★★★

  • Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall

    ★★★

  • Burn

    ★★★½

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  • Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall

    Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall

    ★★★

    Not much of a documentary, but the 40 minutes of concert footage are exciting.

  • Borgman

    Borgman

    ★★★★

    To get the obvious out of the way, BORGMAN is somewhere between TEOREMA, FUNNY GAMES and Yorgos Lanthimos. Yet its absurdism goes down easier and feels lighter, while being equally misanthropic. Some religious and political subtext undoubtedly went over my head, but the idea of an avenging angel killing his way through Dutch suburbia (presented as one of the most bougie areas on the planet) as his targets and eventual victims pay no attention to the graves being dug in…

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  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★

    The popular idea that comedy needs to “punch up” is too simplistic. It’s not always easy to figure out who has real power – the small army of cis male comics who think transphobia is the height of free thought are rather confused about it – or how to use humor to criticize Karens roaming Wal-Mart screaming at anyone with a mask on or empty female Instagram influencers without buying into sexist attitudes. (Look at how badly jokes about Britney…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★½

    The Wes Anderson backlash has been going on for years now, and I'm not trying to jump on it with my reaction to THE FRENCH DISPATCH. While Anderson's made several great films, his latest displays his worst instincts. And "display" is the right word - his framing places actors like elements of an art installation rather than people with believable inner lives. For a film so heavily worked over, it's astonishingly devoid of passion - the New Yorker (and James…