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  • Summer with Monika
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Summer of 85
  • Pauline at the Beach

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  • Evolution

    ★★★½

  • Hollow Man

    ★★

  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

    ★★★½

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★★

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  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    ★★★★½

    "Yes, and sometimes the melancholy expression would have in it a touch of soft yearning, as if Claggart could even have loved Billy but for fate and ban." -- Herman Melville, Billy Budd.

  • Despair

    Despair

    ★★★★★

    I regret sleeping on Dirk Bogarde. His face can let through only the smallest expression. It’s amazing. The close-ups of Bogarde, Ferréol, and Löwitsch are stunning.

    The camerawork here is bonkers. Layers, doorways, hallways, etched glass, broken glass, mirrors, an actual hall of mirrors. Bonkers. The costumes? Amazing. At one point Bogarde wears this two-piece loungewear printed jacket-and-pant set that is out of this world. So much great color throughout. 

    The premise is ironic: Hermann Hermann(!) is so lost in his own disassociative narcissism that he fails to see that he doesn’t actually resemble hot carny Felix. Psychosexual delusion at its finest.

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  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

    My Neighbors the Yamadas

    ★★★½

    More of an animated comic strip anthology featuring Peanuts, The Lockhorns, and Funky Winkerbean. Much of the film is a series of obvious, but not always unfunny, jokes about domestic life. Occasionally, the main animation style is mixed with other styles to great effect, but not often enough. It's pleasant enough but doesn't have much rewatchability potential.

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Really satisfying. Pleasing in so many different ways. Vast, confusing, horrific, and very tender.