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  • The Changeling 1980

    ★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2012

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Kids Are All Right 2010

    ★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jan, 2012 3

    Thanks to Cholodenko, we can now chalk up The Kids Are All Right with the dozen other films that portray a lesbian protagonist who sleeps with a straight man, clearly pandering to the popular convention that gay women secretly long for men. It's worth mentioning because even though the film has a fresh take on the family dynamic, head-shaking stereotypes are still present. Thus, I think this film was hyped more for its controversiality and unorthodoxy than for its accomplished…

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  • Pan's Labyrinth 2006

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2011 1

    Guillermo del Toro has crafted a beautifully haunting film. I can't tell if Pan's Labyrinth is a fantasy film with political underpinnings or a political film wrapped in a fantastic skin, but the seamless integration of these two very different concepts is well executed. Not to mention, images of the Pale Man (played by Doug Jones) will forever haunt my imagination.

  • The Art of Flight 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Dec, 2011

    The Art of Flight is one of the most beautifully shot and edited films I've ever seen, and the soundtrack is excellent. Despite the fact that the footage follows the lives of several pro snowboarders, it's not just a film about snowboarding; it's a film about the relationship between humans and their environment.