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  • The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

    The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Aug, 2015

    The Last Movie.

  • Ricki and the Flash

    Ricki and the Flash 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Aug, 2015

    It’s the kind of moment you leave the movie remembering: It doesn’t advance the plot, but it does expand the margins. Ricki is full of them; it stretches beyond the frame. There’s the shade we see her throwing at the decorations Pete’s second wife (Audra McDonald) has adorned their kitchen with. There’s the way she and her boyfriend Greg (Rick Springfield) have to slip off their old-folks glasses before sharing a bedside kiss. Demme gives us three exterior shots of…

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  • The Keep

    The Keep 1983

    ★★★★ Rewatched 04 Oct, 2013 1

    On 35mm, at the Coolidge. Apparently Paramount, decades ago, told them to junk the print. No one did because it had "Keep" written on the front frames. Just passing that along.

  • Lucy

    Lucy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2014 2

    What if 2001's star-child featured in an(other) action movie about the creation and evolution of human existence? And what if this time the star-child was Scarlett Johansson?

    A blonde bombshell superhero travels through a narrative that demands she graduate from ubermensch to God. Johansson first mows down bad guys, then chases down knowledge to evolve humanity, then takes control of the human race itself. So Luc Besson's Lucy is built on a daring philosophical idea: that religious narratives, evolution theory,…