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  • Terrorizers
  • Miss Hokusai
  • Fast Color
  • The Nightingale

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  • In the Cut

    ★★★★½

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    ★★★★

  • What About Bob?

    ★★½

  • No Sudden Move

    ★★★★½

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  • In the Cut

    In the Cut

    ★★★★½

    Campion's visual regiment here is daunting. It's claustrophobic and filled to the brim with a feminist acupuncture. Poking holes in what starts off like something written by Joe Eszterhas and slowly turning the paternal cop movie inside out. Every man here is a predator. And every woman is alone in their own anxiety. It's haunting and surreal and uncomfortable. It's right where Campion wants us to be.

  • No Sudden Move

    No Sudden Move

    ★★★★½

    Finally, we get the nitty-gritty back story to Ford vs Ferrari.

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  • City of Hope

    City of Hope

    ★★★★½

    I wonder if David Simon watched this before The Wire. It’s got everything but the drug trade. A fictional town in New Jersey brimming with racial tension, homophobia, city-machine and police corruption. Sayles and Robbie Richardson weave in and out of these interconnected stories with such aplomb. It’s a beautiful movie of a city on the verge of collapse. And after a while you get this feeling, as the characters each come to their own threshold, of this grand inertness.…

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★★★

    We’re at the tail-end of the Bush era. Almost seven years of the Patriot Act. Everyone is being watched. And everyone is aware of being watched. It’s this hyper-awareness that the Coens burrow into in such a black, sardonic way. What is it that we learned here? JK Simmons asks this towards the end. No one knows. We’re just watchers who can’t interpret what we see. It’s an entanglement of wires and obsolete workout equipment. Just what are we looking…