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  • Three Kings
  • The Godfather
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Suspiria

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  • Blood

    ★★½

  • Hatching

    ★★★★

  • Babysitter

    ★½

  • Alice

    ★★★½

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  • Blood

    Blood

    ★★½

    Beautiful to look at but Rust Gray’s film doesn’t add up to much.  And it engages view of a white woman touring Japan to get over her own grief left me a bit queasy.  Even though it wasn’t the filmmakers intention, It engages in the same kind of orientalist mindset that we see in Lost in Translation.  I also think the the film misuses the gifts of Carla Juri.  As watchable as she is in this, there is nothing for…

  • Hatching

    Hatching

    ★★★★

    Gets a tad bit overstuffed at the end but this is ET meets King Richard by way of Yorgos Lanthimos and with a spoonful of Del Toro.  Of course I loved it.

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    I was so bowled over the first time that there were details I missed. Mainly how much about grief this film really is. And how much Fern's journey isn't just about working but about how it's saying goodbye to her husband. Frances McDormand easily gives the performance of her career in this. McDormand is good at playing lively characters and here she's called on to be so still. To just exist on screen. To blend into the background. McDormand's acting…

  • Emily the Criminal

    Emily the Criminal

    ★★★★½

    This movie is fucking awesome. Also cancel student loans now!