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  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

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    Hard not to love a horror film with content that motivates slow, 360-degree takes.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Margaret

    Margaret 2011

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 25 Aug, 2012 1

    Picked up a lot of enriching details on second watch, and I now think the "little/big cunt" scene might be the most representative of its dynamism. Paquin's performance is verifiably incredible, and Janney really justifies the creation of an award for minor performances. Still some weird segues but there are a number ostensibly awkward ones that reveal themselves to be connected in ways unexpectedly deliberate.