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  • Phoenix

    Phoenix 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    "I wait..."

    Yes, the ending does a lot to retroactively heighten the previous 90 minutes.

  • 10

    10 1979

    ★★★★ Added

    A male fantasy in which every character repeatedly censures the protagonist for thinking that the world should conform to his male fantasy. Robert Webber and Brian Dennehy are aces in small turns.

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  • The Strange Little Cat

    The Strange Little Cat 2013

    ★★★★½ Added

    Stunning and endlessly rewarding even if this were only a formal exercise, but this builds to leave a rather intangible, devestating impression. The film captures the transience of individual moments with heartbreaking sincerity. The mother is upset that her youngest daughter's early scribblings were thrown away until she is reminded that her other children's mementoes are now sitting in a box in the basement. All is ephemeral.

  • My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady 1964

    ★★★ Added

    Unjustifiably bloated with musical numbers, some of which follow from each other with no respite. A few of the routines are fun, but I mostly was wishing for a straight adaptation of the play. Audrey Hepburn miscast up until she becomes 'ladylike.' The changed ending is pretty infuriating, undercutting both the mythological source and much of the play's social critique.