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  • Halloween

    Halloween 2007

    ★★ Added

    Unrated cut and wow does it feel long.

  • 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.

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  • Victoria

    Victoria 2015

    ★★★ Added

    Great stunt, decent film. Ironically, VICTORIA is at its best when flouting the hyper-immediate realism that its single take brings (viz. sequences where Frahm's score drowns out diegetic sound, the opening scene). Also, goes about 30 minutes too long, foregoing the chance to end on a high note. Fun, exhausting.

  • 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.