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  • Bright Star

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  • A Ghost Story

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  • Heathers

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

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    NYFF 2021 (NYFF 59)

    The Worst Person in the World concludes Joachim Trier’s Oslo trilogy in sheer delight with a clever, complex, and beguiling story about how our identity is attached to the relationships we make in life β€” refined by both desire and heartache. Trier proves that he can effortlessly create stories that mirror your reality in some way or another. It touches your heart and gives you hope that everything will be alright in the future.

    Click here to read my full review at Minorities Report.

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  • Titane

    Titane

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    TIFF 2021

    Julia Ducournau’s Titane is a unique, feral, and riveting masterwork that conjures the magic of imaginative filmmaking as it blends body-horror, dark comedy, and drama. Ducournau is the only one who can handle all of this and still be on top. Her maelstrom of a director's touch covers every inch of the screen with bodies beat to a pulp, the blending of the carnal with metallic transformations, father-daughter junctures, darkly comedic jokes, great use of a jukebox, and…

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  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

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    NYFF 2021 (NYFF 59): POST FESTIVAL COVERAGE

    My last review for NYFF59

    AlmodΓ³var’s switched-at-birth story, Parallel Mothers, is one of his most subtle and less-extravagant outings yet; however, it has his usual dramatic punch and a duet of excellent performances by Milena Smit and Penelope Cruz. This is yet another triumph by the stylish Spaniard; thought-provokingly fierce while his characters are emotionally justified in their mistakes and arbitrationsβ€”a representation of the Civil War by means of two mothers.

    Click here to read my full review at Minorities Report.

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

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    NYFF 2021 (NYFF 59): POST FESTIVAL COVERAGE

    Ryuske Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car makes 3-hours fly as he adapts Haruki Murakami with a sharply written, intimate, and fervid piece on grief, self-acceptance, and sin. More of a road trip than a joyride. One that lasts long and brings us tough questions regarding how the bonds you make in life function and if knowing someone ultimately matters at all in the end. There was also a line in Big Thief's track, "Humans",…

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

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    TIFF 2021

    Like Jackie, Spencer masterfully crafts horror & beauty within the isolation of its main character (almost like a ghost story in the midst of a fairytale). It is beautifully crafted and executed on all ends; the strings by Greenwood, the cinematography by Mathon, and Larrain's direction, and in the heart of it, there is the brilliant Kristen Stewart with the performance of her career. Jackie tackles the mourning, while Spencer deals with mental health. Both of them (Jackie and…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

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    Lowery creates yet another visceral, cerebral, & spellbinding work with The Green Knight. The weight of the world is on the back of Gawain as he searches for worth while love, lust, torment, & dread lurk around the moss-covered grounds. A hero's tale that takes its time, but is truly worth the journey. It's really good!

    Full review on Minorities Report soon.