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  • Young and Healthy as a Rose
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • That Day, on the Beach

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  • Funny Pages

    ★★★★

  • Tori and Lokita

    ★★★½

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★

  • Brother and Sister

    ★★½

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  • Funny Pages

    Funny Pages

    ★★★★

    Equal measures anti-social, heartwarming, discomfiting and goofy — this is a fun little coming of age romp thru a comic book underground perspective, where fringe characters are at the center. Kids always need to see shit like this in their teens.

  • Tori and Lokita

    Tori and Lokita

    ★★★½

    The Dardenne bros continue their Central  European Liberal Humanism Project — highly affecting drama of angelic African migrants in highly exploitative Belgium — wonderful performances, strong milieu, standard Dardenne aesthetics and moments of tension and tragedy.

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★½

    A few nice moments and a deluge of middle brow pretense has everyone drinking the kool-aid on this! Wow the interplay of ideas between Chekhov and certain resonant experiences in the mildly tragic but also beautiful lives of these characters….bro we’re talking about a 10-minute car ride convo with nothing going on narratively or visually besides the slightest interrogation of storytelling, symbolism, memory and life-imitating-art with a sliver of mysterious implications regarding potential adultery. These matters are so unbelievably slight!…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★½

    Crazy how boring, predictable and exposition laden this is. The aesthetic is a lazy synthesis of post-Nolan dryness and post-Burton goth. In fact it only serves to paint those filmmakers as comparative geniuses because they at least understood what makes their vision compelling. The Batman (lol) takes the worst qualities of each and doubles down on them. Nolan in particular looks like a cinematic revolutionary — able to highlight his radical approach to time and structure in those films by…