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  • Reality

    Reality

    Max

    Definitely has the based on a play vibe. Sweeney is as good as advertised but I think what I have wanted to know about this particular story was not really the focus of this film, which is fine as it is not its responsibility to be an info dump/delivery system (or in a hypothetical Adam McKay version, sucker punching you with it and acting superior in the process).

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    In a Glass Cage

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  • Armageddon Time

    Armageddon Time

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    DCP 
    Crandell Theatre
    FilmColumbia Film Festival

    Thoughts from a James Gray bae:

    Feels in a lineage with 20th Century Women and Lady Bird while being from a director whose love of classicism has always largely been received as traditional and uncool. This still isn’t cool but in the way being a 12 year-old latchkey kid whose culture filter comes from his brother’s hand me downs and punk rock records. I also actually got a bit of Jean Shepherd with the…

  • Framing Agnes

    Framing Agnes

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’ll lead by saying while I was dubious of the original short, I had some reasonable expectations for this because I did admire (although still had notes on) No Ordinary Man.

    This, unfortunately, ended up feeling closer to the short except longer and with maybe more “star power” that only further obscures the rather simple thing of getting information from those transcripts and doing more contextualization of who those people were. There are moments I paused and just wanted to…