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  • Stars at Noon

    ★★★★★

  • The Sawyer Massacre

    ★★★

  • Blonde

    ★★★★★

  • Amityville Karen

    ★★★½

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  • Stars at Noon

    Stars at Noon

    ★★★★★

    The filmography of Claire Denis is a pantheon of the study of moral and spiritual oblivion. Every film she has crafted approaches this topic in a different way, exploring the absolute limits of the human experience with sex, violence, and above all, deep and prolonged contemplation. Her latest offering, Stars at Noon is yet another masterpiece in what is one of the greatest portfolios of a living director. A masterful meditation on isolation, lust, and betrayal, this is an exploration…

  • The Sawyer Massacre

    The Sawyer Massacre

    ★★★

    Fan made films, especially ones that aim to insert themselves into the timeline of storied franchises, are a fickle thing. Sam Merlo's independent horror feature, The Sawyer Massacre, deftly walks the line of homage and bloodbath, conjuring a prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, that knows exactly what it is and what it is setting out to accomplish. The result is a blood soaked, unrepentantly violent offering that builds upon Leatherface's mythology with an aura of dread and inspired kill…

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    Second Sight: The Poetry of A Ghost Story

    2017. Directed by David Lowery.

    Films like David Lowery's A Ghost Story are secondhand treasures. They are discarded, often lonely vessels bound with the spirits of someone else's life, viewed through the lenses of personal experience and regret. It is these stolen memories that often resonate within us, reminding us of the power of one's first kiss or the formidable magic of childlike imagination as we trace our hands across a dusty…

  • Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★★★★

    The Hollywood of Andrew Dominik's design is a nightmare wonderland, full of broken dreams and poisoned promises. Based on Joyce Carol Oates massive tome, Blonde is a fictional accounting of the life and death of Norma Jean Mortensen, whose alter ego, Marilyn Monroe is considered to be one of the most iconic symbols of Americana. A brutal, grotesque sojourn into the darkness of a world without law or morality, this is without a doubt the most uncomfortable and polarizing cinematic…