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  • The Color Wheel

    The Color Wheel

    ★★★

    Initial reaction:
    The "climax" is unnecessary, possibly lazy. Some foreshadowing, but still unconvincing.
    The humour is dry and unfolds well, but too often the absurd scenes overwhelm the natural flow of the plot.

    "I look like I had an abortion on my shirt" is a very memorable line that I'll keep in my back pocket.

  • Family Romance, LLC

    Family Romance, LLC

    ★★★

    I definitely enjoyed this although it felt a bit like a student film at times.

    I admire Herzog's dedication and style, but Family Romance LLC doesn't quite tackle its discussion goals nor craft an interesting narrative. Several scenes offer a thoughtful ponderance and the main relarionships and identities are engagingly complicated. However, overall this is one of Herzog's weaker films.

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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★½

    Who the fuck dances at a funeral?

    Jim Arnaud does, that's who.

    Thank you, Jim Cummings for bringing the world this believable and glorious comic performance.

    Grief consumes this policeman after the death of his mother and the tumultuous emotions fuel him to think carefully about his parenting and to connect with his own daughter.

    Thunder Road puts Officer Arnaud on the operating table. It makes a small incision, pins back the skin, and graphically dissects the worst period in this poor father's life.

    At only 90mins, this is a must watch.

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★★

    yo the fuck

    Disturbing

    Given how often I laughed in this, I wonder if I'm an awful person.