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  • Lost in London

    Lost in London

    ★★★

    Woody Harrelson's Birdman is amusing. The part when they drag Wes Anderson is pretty great though.

  • To Die For

    To Die For

    ★★★★½

    "What's the point of doing anything worthwhile if nobody's watching?"

    The femme fatale of yore ravages the media landscape and the homes it's broadcast to. No cops get "interviewed", let alone have much character. The only story you hear is the one through your television and it's got a sick sense of humor. A viscous Tracey Flick, a genuine Danny Elfman score, a true-crime style Machiavelli scheme, and Gus Van Sant's signature stylishness pull together an incredible feat; a dark, sexy, funny, and brilliant film that predicts reality TV and social media culture.

    Bonus: Cronenberg Cameo

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  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★½

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon

    Rashomon

    ★★★★★

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.