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  • The Whole Shootin' Match

    The Whole Shootin' Match

    ★★★★

    Like maybe only an amateur can, Eagle Pennell created a lived-in, fully-realized world familiar from real life but foreign to movies, and he painted this canvas in slight variation for two and one-half inimitable films, using the same two actors and practically the same locations. If you were to take Budweiser, rodeos, and baseball caps—the red state signifiers that made American Sniper so much money—and invert them into Lone Star, bar brawls, and hats advertising Big Ag, you might be…

  • Mauvais Sang

    Mauvais Sang

    ★★★★★

    All the stars.

    The kind of movie that, even on a third viewing, makes you ashamed of the last 100 movies you watched, the last 100 days you lived (or rather, didn't), your humdrum existence a pathetic placeholder for what should be called living. A film where not being loved is a kind of dying, where loving without loving is a way of killing.

    Transcend life in art and art in life. Jean Cocteau is dead, forever and never. Believe…

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  • Holler

    Holler

    ★★★½

    With the color palette of Guston's Blue Water, of Rosetta and Wanda, the red shutters on chipped blue stucco of Made in U.S.A., this picture – the film people thought Winter's Bone was – reminds its viewers of the worst tendencies of American independent film fest poverty porn by just barely avoiding them, lending Music Row detail to a rust belt narrative that's trite at large – like New York Times reporting on how the other half lives – but…

  • $5.15/Hr.

    $5.15/Hr.

    ★★

    Support. the. Girls.

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  • Fast Five

    Fast Five

    ★★★½

    The beauty of the Fast & Furious world?
    Every enemy could someday be a friend.

  • Jane B. by Agnès V.

    Jane B. by Agnès V.

    ★★★½

    Agnès Varda likes daydreams, not psychology. Her movies jump not from one thing to the next but from one thing to a next, always opening, never closing. One film, a documentary made of fictional parts (Jane B. par Agnès V.), leads to another, a fiction made of documentary (Kung-fu Master!), starring Jane Birkin's daughters, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, and Varda's son, Mathieu Demy.

    Birkin said she wanted “to make a feature film about how I really am: jeans, old…