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Favorites are the 4 latest new-to-me, five-star flicks.

Favorite films

  • Reality's Invisible
  • The American Dreamer
  • Doorway
  • Corn

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  • In the Bathtub of the World

    ★★★★★

  • I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore

    ★★★★

  • Getting Stoned With Matty Healy

  • D.

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  • Whistle and I'll Come to You

    Whistle and I'll Come to You

    ★★★★★

    Though I heard “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” probably ten thousand times throughout the first 20 years of my life, Andy Wiliams’ decision to rhyme “scary ghost stories” with “tales of the glories” always puzzled me. I don’t expect I was alone in that. Through that period, A Christmas Carol and its scores of adaptations were the only Yuletide ghost stories I could think of. It was in college that I finally learned how Dickens’ yarn was…

  • Safekeeping

    Safekeeping

    Linnea Nugent’s website includes an unusual “about” page. Save for some contact details, photos, and links to selected highlights from her filmography, a positive assessment from an elementary school teacher serves as the only source of information. Its references to a confident, independent spirit herald the work Nugent has come to create and this allusion to childhood suits both the artist’s often elemental technique and her prodigious talent. Nugent produced many of her publicly available films while still a student…

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  • Trace of the future according to Jay Rosenblatt

    Trace of the future according to Jay Rosenblatt

    Placeholder for Jay Rosenblatt's contribution to Digging My Own Grave: The Films of Caveh Zahedi: The Art of Collaboration or Working with Caveh

  • Citizen Ruth

    Citizen Ruth

    ★★

    Both sides sure are crazy, huh? Ruth opens up a a bag of money and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah plays. Is that part of the satire? Should’ve ended with her riding off on a motorcycle to Bad to the Bone.

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  • Night Moves

    Night Moves

    ★★★★★

    Cash, the poor person’s money. 

    Would make a great double feature with Buzzard. Reichardt is most often associated with Oregon’s forests and rivers, but nobody frames McMansions and strip malls better.

  • Sink or Swim

    Sink or Swim

    ★★★★★

    It felt as if the act of writing it down would make it really come true, so she used a pencil instead of her favorite cartridge pen.

    This time, the structural similarities to some of Hollis Frampton's work reminded me why I adore Friedrich's work while merely respecting his.

    While no less precise in its construction than (Nostalgia) or Zorn's Lemma, Sink or Swim is so achingly personal, so impossibly emotional, that one almost wants to read imperfections into it.…