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  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    ★★★★

    The espresso in a police station vending machine in Italy in 1970 is probably better than 90% of "third-wave" coffee places here

  • Odd Man Out

    Odd Man Out

    ★★★★

    This is a British production, made by an Englishman, but its sympathies lie with the Irish. I couldn't help but notice how the chief cop in charge of pursuing Johnny (played by Denis O'Dea) was shot and lit and acted like an SS officer, down to the swagger stick, even his uniform looked vaguely fascist. The "Organization" runs like the underground resistance in Army of Shadows. The English are not the good guys, but of course this is noir. There…

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  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

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

    I can name you a half dozen video games off the top of my head that interrogate the nature of interactivity with better nuance and depth than this Mazes-and-Monsters-level tripe. Ready? Here: Stanley Parable, Undertale, Nier:Automata, Spec Ops:The Line, Beginner's Guide, Life Is Strange. Any of those games will give you more thought-provoking look at themes of choice and the observer/character relationship than this.

    Okay. Black Mirror sucks in general, because I can always feel Charlie Brooker nudging me in…

  • I Lost My Body

    I Lost My Body

    ★½

    So how does the hand see anything anyways