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  • The Dig

    The Dig

    ★★★★½

    With superb performances, gorgeous cinematography, lyrical editing, and a complementary score, the film proves a melancholic wonder that isn't easily forgotten.

    my full review at The Film Stage and archived

  • Psycho Goreman

    Psycho Goreman

    ★★★

    By never [giving anyone] a path towards redemption, Kostanski keeps things entertaining with a detached sense of revelry that lets us enjoy the gore without remorse.

    my full review at The Film Stage and archived

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Where so many Hollywood-ized "gay" stories end on a positive note of rebirth and optimism, Guadagnino is helming a love story unafraid to highlight the suffering one always contains. Love is only able to live up to its name if its absence rips out your heart to the point of numbing yourself from ever risking such pure emotion again. Love isn't sex. Love is pain.

    my full review at BuffaloVibe and archived

  • Capone

    Capone

    ★★★½

    A "Twilight Zone" riff on the "This is Your Life" template wherein the subject is transported through a Jacob's Ladder-esque hole towards oblivion.

    my full review at The Film Stage and archived