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  • Little Women
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • My Neighbor Totoro

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

  • Roma

    ★★★★½

  • Shiva Baby

    ★★★

  • The Woman in the Window

    ★★½

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    "You know, I've learned something over this last year which is pretty funny: I've learned that real world human-to-human tactile contact will kill you, and that all human interaction, whether it be social, political, spiritual, sexual, or interpersonal, should be contained in the much more safe, much more real interior digital space; that the outside world, the non-digital world, is merely a theatrical space in which one stages and records content for the much more real, much more vital digital…

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★

    " You look like Gwyneth Paltrow on food stamps--and not in a good way."

    Shiva Baby is Emma Seligman's directorial debut, extended from her short film of the same name made two years earlier, with influencer turned actress Rachel Sennott at the forefront of both. With a short 72 minute run time, the feature struggles to justify its own extension, with a story stuffed full of frenetic emotion, confined to mostly one location, rather than any meaningful plot. Seligman's inexperience…

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  • Safe

    Safe

    ★★★★★

    Scavenger Hunt #45 – December 2018 (5/30)
    7. Watch a film featuring a song by Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nicks

    "Safe bodies need safe environments in which to live."

    Todd Haynes sophomore feature film Safe, released in 1995, but set in 1987, is simultaneously of its time, yet timeless. Through its vague yet suggestive narrative, Haynes crafts a film that welcomes endless interpretations, and allows Safe to endless update itself to apply to the political climate of the audience's time.…

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★½

    Scavenger Hunt #45 – December 2018 (1/30)
    1. Watch a Wong Kar-wai film

    "I thought we wouldn't be like them. But I was wrong. You won't leave your husband. So I'd rather go away."
    "I didn't think you'd fall in love with me."
    "I didn't either. I was only curious to know how it started. Now I know. Feelings can creep up on you just like that."

    Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love marks my first foray into Asian…