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  • Before Sunrise
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Totally Fucked Up
  • First Reformed

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  • How to Have Sex

    ★★★

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★★½

  • Me and You and Everyone We Know

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★★

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  • How to Have Sex

    How to Have Sex

    ★★★

    The girlies are NOT alright. 

    Molly Manning Walker sets her debut up with a slow-sudden bait-and-switch: there’s nothing immediately sympathetic about the shrill screaming drunk antics right up until there is. Grating teenage hedonism quickly gives way to the stark, unforgiving reality of life without reservations. Darkness drops on the sunkissed festivities with a thunderclap. Does the abrasiveness pay off, though? 

    How to Have Sex (an awful, Netflix-adaptation-of-a-BookTok-bestseller sounding title) combines grit and gloss in a fairly entertaining merger, presenting…

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★★½

    Queer and Loathing in Tallahassee. 

    Buckle up: Ethan Coen's here to take us to hell in a handbasket with our heads in a hatbox. A stylish, spitfire sexploitation that's sure to leave some panties as soaked-through as it is choked with neon and bisexual lighting. Coen steps back up to the plate for a solo homerun, taking us along for an amusement park ride that’s all laughs, no brakes. Right off the bat, you'll be giving laurels to the zany,…

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  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★★

    “And we are entitled to wonder”

    What story do you bring to the table? What narrative are you looking to push? What are you used to? What are you hired, to find? 

    A single detail warps the grain. 

    As much an indictment of true crime’s widespread cognitive distortions as of the court system’s misconstrued sense of truth in its search for guilt. Doubt casts a pall over everything it touches, acting as a shrapnel, an explosive that disperses a cloud…

  • Me and You and Everyone We Know

    Me and You and Everyone We Know

    I watch this every year on my birthday. Why? Well, I asked myself that, this year:

    Because Miranda July is an alien artist Aquarius on the cusp of being a go-with-the-flow-y, tear-choked Pisces. 

    Because it’s all about a quirked up girl meeting a quirked up white boy.

    Because it starts with an affirmation of courage and grace, and we all need that, especially on a birthday. 

    Because every day is a series of affirmations, rejections; minor graces and petty shames…