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  • Titane

    ★★★★★

  • Benedetta

    ★★★★★

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★½

  • Margaret

    ★★★★½

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Gotta light?

    Simply the greatest thing ever created. THE greatest. I finished all of it with my girlfriend a few days ago (my fourth watch, her first) but it has taken me a long time to get all of my thoughts together.

    The first scene of Part 1 with Cooper and the Fireman is definitely the most important as it applies to the events of Part 18. Initially the Fireman’s words to remember “Richard and Linda,” would appear he is…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    When she sees Nomi I think she definitely sees a younger version of herself. It’s a very narcissistic kind of relationship. It’s perfect - I always loved that the first time they meet each other it’s in a mirror.
    - Gina Gershon on Cristal

    Those reflections are visible from the first time Nomi sees Cristal emerging from the volcano, mastering the hand motion immediately after seeing her do it on stage. Later when Cristal takes her to lunch at the…

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

    Q&A with Julia Ducournau, Agathe Rousselle, and Vincent Lindon.

    What an amazing experience. I recommend you don’t read anything about this prior to seeing it. It was perfect going in with almost no knowledge of the story. I can definitely see the influence of Crash in this, but at the same time it progresses into something more than it initially appears.

    The Q&A after made me appreciate it even more, and raised some very important points that got me thinking. My…

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★★

    It’s fine. I had to be betrayed. 

    I am sincerely blown away. Speechless. I waited three and a half years for this and it lived up to everything I was expecting. Jaw dropping.

    My first showing at NYFF!

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  • New Rose Hotel

    New Rose Hotel

    ★★★★★

    Your friend sold us out to Maas. They don’t care about Hiroshi. They swapped him, for a chance to wipe out Hosaka’s entire team. 

    Sandii....

    They turned her in Vienna. I should’ve seen it coming.

    ^ This exchange right here gives me the chills every single time. Love the slow movement over the Tokyo skyline, cross faded with X and Fox trying to leave the Hyatt hotel. 

    This is most noticeable in the scene right after they show Sandii the…

  • You Don't Nomi

    You Don't Nomi

    ★★★★

    Was fortunate enough to see this tonight having bought tickets last week. I have to say, I would’ve preferred to watch this alone. Esztherhas’ interview that’s shown in the film I of course had already seen, but I could’ve done without the sea of people giggling. Tonight’s audience seemed to latch onto every opinion that wasn’t “this sucks” as a big joke. And there are many times in this film where the commentators are so passionate in their hatred for…