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  • Jackie

    Jackie 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Dec, 2016

    It's a much sparser film than I'd expected, but not so much that you'd want it to cover more ground than the few days following her husband's death that comprises the entirety of the runtime. The combination of narrow focus and a sometimes contemplative pace have allow Portman's performance to shine through, and she'll probably get an Oscar for it. It's a career-best performance for her, and it's aided enormously by the director's decision to film the movie primarily in…

  • The Greasy Strangler

    The Greasy Strangler 2016

    Watched 01 Dec, 2016

    "Body Shame: The Motion Picture!" Well, at least the set decoration was decent (love that Hawaiian beads curtain). A good chunk of this was filmed at the Harvard House motel, right around the corner from my old apartment, which was also nice to see because they have a great neon sign and it still looks like old Hollywood. But the use of locations in this also feels kind of like the gross rubbernecking / ghetto tourism of a kid from…

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  • The American Astronaut

    The American Astronaut 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jan, 2012

    The best black and white comedy space western musical I've ever seen.

  • Cloak & Dagger

    Cloak & Dagger 1984

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jan, 2012

    Dabney Coleman is a goddamned pimp.