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  • Point Blank

    ★★★★★

  • Save Yourselves!

    ★★★

  • The Unspeakable Act

    ★★★★½

  • Pig

    ★★★½

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★½

    Thoroughly expectations defying, which by now is no secret. But it has a lot more going on than that, The story is involving, if strained in it's weirdness at a few points. Cage is excellent (again, subverting expectations) and Alex Wolff is also terrific, playing a character of constant evolution. Movie is visually sturdy and lacking in annoying tics.

    Still, it was kinda clear this was a feature debut, and I really could've done without that closing song.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

    Flirts with the ridiculous in a manner that I totally support, though not everything worked for me. Like the Black Skulls biker gang for instance, who were just a little too over the top in a movie that is spectacularly not subtle in brandishing its influences ("Don't you look at me!") and in making its associations.

    On the other side, the Children of the New Dawn are just creepy as fuck, blending the seedy, the pathetically lame, and the potential…

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  • It's Not Just You, Murray!

    It's Not Just You, Murray!

    ★★★½

    A highly accomplished student film by Scorsese that establishes one of the director’s major themes while giving a nice glimpse into the influences that shaped him.

    Specifically, the theme is the Criminal Life, and the influences range from the French New Wave (particularly Truffaut; I was reminded of both Shoot the Piano Player and Jules and Jim), classical American cinema (the movie both spoofs and pays hommage to the gangster film, and there’s also a musical number looking forward to…

  • Wedding in White

    Wedding in White

    ★★★½

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

    Most depressing wedding ever.

    Read two reviews after watching this, one for the NY Times by Vincent Canby that's misogyny turned me off terribly, the other by Roger Ebert. I liked Ebert's a lot better, mainly because he actually described what happened to Jeannie as rape, something that Canby either didn't identify as such or couldn't bring himself to utter (he uses the word seduction...eee fucking gads). But something Ebert and Canby share is a view of Jeannie as dumb;…