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  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Oct, 2016

    Camp grotesquery by reputation, and while that element is integral to the film, it masks a deep, tragic melancholy that proves surprisingly resonant. The ghoulish horror of this chamber piece echoes as it grows naturally from the complex thematic tangle of celebrity, family, jealousy...

  • The Untamed

    The Untamed 2016

    ★★★ Watched 16 Oct, 2016

    Basically unrateable. Weirdly compelling, eerily distancing, and sure to mean something no one understands.

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  • Liberal Arts

    Liberal Arts 2012

    ★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2012 3

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is the kind of wistful auburn drama that's so easy to watch, you feel harsh pointing out everything that's wrong with it. But it's so aware of being that kind of film, to the extent that the first piece of classical music that plays from Elizabeth Olsen's mixtape gift to Josh Radnor, soundtracking his journey back out of the rosy green backwoods of Ohio, is Beethoven's 'Pastoral' symphony. It's so deeply aware of itself that this mixtape becomes the…

  • Flesh for Frankenstein

    Flesh for Frankenstein 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2012

    To know death, Otto, you have to fuck life in the gall bladder!