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  • River of Grass

    River of Grass 1994

    ★★★ Watched 13 Mar, 2016

    Has a structure like a scrapbook. Still images fill the frame at first, like photographs glued onto the screen (that’s dimestore Godard.) And voiceover by a Dade County housewife named Cozy (Lisa Bowman) provides the caption for each snap (in a Malick-derived monotone.) She describes her birth over a crudely animated rendering of a medical building (“I was born in 1962 at Coral Gables Hospital.”) She describes her moniker over a school photo shot during her elementary years (“I was…

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation 2015

    ★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2016

    Against any form of better judgment, this group of Hollywood Hills hipsters have nothing but patience for their clearly scheming friends. But for their partners, they can barely spare a breath. Will (Logan Marshall-Green) often turns his shoulder to new girlfriend Kira (Emayatzy Corinealdi), closing himself off before he even arrives at the dinner party. He’s preparing to re-meet his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard), the aforementioned hostess of this highly suspicious shindig. She and her new husband David (Michiel Huisman)…

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  • The Keep

    The Keep 1983

    ★★★★ Rewatched 04 Oct, 2013 2

    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.

  • Chi-Raq

    Chi-Raq 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Nov, 2015 1

    Or: The Umbrellas of Chicago.