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  • The Tree of Life
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  • Titane

    ★★★★

  • The Night House

    ★★★★

  • Possession

    ★★★★

  • The 40 Year Old Virgin

    ★★★★

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  • Passing

    Passing

    That's a wrap for Sundance 2021. If you want to see how I rank what I saw: here's my list

    But, this was a pretty good festival.

    The standouts for me were:

    1.) Passing, a beautifully delicate and ravishing look at navigating biracial identity in the late 20s.

    2.) Mayday, a somewhat uneven, but nonetheless ambitious and unbelievably refreshing sci-fi film about a band of women who act as sirens, drawing damned soldiers' souls into a kind of limbo to…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Here's Johnny!

    Back in middle and high school, I had a banged up ipod video (the garish black and red U2 edition) that I treasured. It was glued to my hip those days and I'd load up the chunky piece of hardware with as many movies as I could convince my parents to buy or as I could buy with itunes gift cards I'd stock up on at the holidays. Late nights were spent huddled beneath my covers, door slightly…

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    I'm still twisting and grappling with Ducournau's sophomore effort. Her previous, Raw, burst onto the scene in 2017, fully formed and pulsing with ravenous energy. It was brilliantly assured, riding on the back of Garance Marillier's superb performance and Ruben Impens' confident lens, and has only cemented itself as one of my favorite horror pictures in the years since.

    Titane is an altogether slipperier beast. And I am, mostly, glad for it. Agathe Rouselle plays Alexia, a dancer who advertises…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    Reminds me of Argento's work only inasmuch as the choices made here are all absolutely wild, but somehow I love them.

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