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  • The Rock

    ★★½

  • Suicide Squad

    ½

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★½

  • Bee Movie

    ½

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  • Ghost World

    Ghost World

    Imagine writing a perfectly bittersweet, empathetic graphic novel about two disaffected adolescent girls and their slowly disintegrating relationship, then deciding it needed less about their relationship and more about one of them fucking Steve Buscemi

  • The Seventh Continent

    The Seventh Continent

    ★★★★★

    We know how it happened, but why? Haneke tries to show us, rather than tell, but what he shows is surface, and we must pull what we can from beneath. Our protagonists, the perfect bourgeois family, moving coolly through their lives. Life reduced to a series of actions, gestures, smooth movements. Camera locked in closeup on the movement of hands, the frame becomes a prison, the routine calcifies. The embrace of the slippers that greet his feet every day grows…

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  • Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore

    Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore

    ★★★½

    I hate coming-of-age stories, but this one distinguishes itself through a focus on female sexuality that is honest rather than exploitative and through functioning as an amiable and rambling document of punks going nowhere in Minnesota. I spent a lot of my twenties at punk house shows and parties, and the depiction of this milieu (and the local cinema as a gathering place for weirdos) rings very true. I enjoyed spending time with these characters.

    The opening shots, cutting from…

  • Kate Bush: Christmas TV Special

    Kate Bush: Christmas TV Special

    ★★★★

    My love for Kate Bush grew three sizes larger. I didn't want it to end; 40 minutes was far too short. Lavish and ridiculous and theatrical. There are some performers that absolutely need to be seen live and I'm so grateful documents like this exist - her face is delightfully expressive and dance and visual art are obviously such a crucial part of her self-expression. I was also delighted by her choice to perform almost no singles, focusing instead on…