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  • Nashville
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Chinatown
  • Ugetsu

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  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    ★★★★½

  • I Vitelloni

    ★★★½

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    ★★★★½

  • 2046

    ★★

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  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    ★★★★½

    It may be this movie that proves to me Pedro Almodovar's obscene talent as a director, with a lovable and neurotic ode to the women of the screen, that plays almost like a compacted, color-corrected 8 1/2--not in narrative but perspective--from the point of view of its long-suffering and even more eccentric women (there is a reason why scenes like Seraghina's dance and the harem revolt are some of the most entertaining). But it's also unabashedly situational, and it fulfills…

  • I Vitelloni

    I Vitelloni

    ★★★½

    The touring Fellini 101 retrospective (including I vitelloni, La strada, Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce vita, 8 1/2, The Temptation of Dr. Antonio, Toby Dammit, Juliet of the Spirits, and Amarcord) has finally began screening locally.

    Kicking off the event was the film that historians and fans have cited as his most elemental: I vitelloni, the story of five twenty-to-thirty year old layabouts who frolic and fester in a small sea-side town on the Adriatic coast--among them a would-be playwright,…

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ½

    Gregg Araki directs a Joss Whedon Netflix original as scripted by an AI that was programmed to write no-effort "eyeliner so sharp it could kill a man" tripe for the lowest echelons of the baldly exploitive fourth-wave feminist content mills. Does nothing culturally besides inject more vitriol into the discourse cesspool by making a very painful reality for many victims into fodder for shallow make-believe confrontation and revenge fetishization. Deals in the shitty tonally formulaic "black comedy" that's dominated pop the…

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    So I'm not trying to be dramatic, but I really think the 2010s were culture's last gasps before it dies an agonizing internet-related death.

    REALLY great if you're a soulless shill for prestige TV, MCU bullshit, or both, lining up to the trough for some more gruel. A focus-grouped amalgam of years upon years of poison nostalgia-parody disguised as something new for Disney's content empire. The standards are this low, guys! Like it because we tell you to! Elizabeth Olsen has no time for your nonsense! We had to stan! MCU snapped! This is art mama!