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  • A Cinderella Story: Starstruck

    ★★

  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much

    ★★★

  • Drunken Master

    ★★★★

  • Aya of Yop City

    ★★★

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  • Earth II

    Earth II

    ★★★★

    From the Q&A:
    “Across their entire filmographies Keanu Reeves always plays a messianic character, Will Smith plays a crypto-fascist Blue Lives Matter guy, and Matt Damon plays a simp for the establishment.”

  • Scream 3

    Scream 3

    ★★½

    This lives and dies with Parker Posey.

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  • La Région Centrale

    La Région Centrale

    ★★★★½

    1. The Introduction
    Around two-thirty on Sunday afternoon Chantel Akerman stepped out of a car with a grin as wide as one of Chris Marker’s cats. She looked at the long line of people waiting to enter the Light Industry for a rare showing of Michael Snow’s LA REGION CENTRALE. “Wonderful! Is so good to see so many people. You will all love it!” She walked down the line smiling and waving, excited to introduce a film she considers one…

  • The Mystery of Picasso

    The Mystery of Picasso

    ★★★★½

    About halfway through THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO Clouzot interrupts the film's format, a blank canvas being filled in by Picasso, to provide a behind the scenes look at the process of constructing the film itself. After an image is complete, we see a shot of Claude Renoir behind the camera, followed by the removal of the canvas and the reveal of a shirtless Picasso putting a lid on his marker.

    Up to this point Picasso has been invisible during the…