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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    Inventive and moving, though its high-concept form is a constant (often compelling) struggle between narrative convenience and logic/complexity. To call it schematic goes without saying--it practically enacts everything that's wrong with pop psychology--but this also points to the infinite reductivism of any narrative that sacrifices complexity for coherence. Fascinating but also somewhat terrifying in its mechanistic presumptions.

  • The Green Inferno

    The Green Inferno 2013

    ★★★ Added

    I've always dug Roth's absurd misanthropic sense of humor, on full display in the first 45 or so minutes here ("Activism is so fucking gay"). Tribal sequences are, you know, incredibly irresponsible, but never taken terribly seriously.

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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.