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  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    ★★★★★

    Nicholas Ray’s ahead-of-its-time Hollywood Noir is an unflinching look at the fragility and dangers of alpha male ego when pushed, questioned, and confronted especially by Women. A career-best Humphrey Bogart is Dixon Steele a powerful studio screenwriter in a bit of a creative rut when he is assigned a tawdry romance novel to adapt to the screen. Reluctant to do so he is more interested in his neighbor Laurel (an outstanding and heartbreaking Gloria Grahame) who reciprocates the attraction but…

  • Colette

    Colette

    ★★★

    This year’s Big Eyes in revealing the woman behind the art that was wrongfully attributed to a man, and has similar problems in conveying its story. Kiera Knightly is the titular Gabrielle Colette the young wife of a well-knowned Paris author Willy played as with unending false bravado by the always great Dominic West who decides to take up writing semi autobiographical stories under her Husband’s name that is comprised of other ghost writers that actually write Willy’s bestselling books.…

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    Not since It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has a person dressed in a sheet ghost costume moved me so dearly.

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★

    At this point you should know wether your sensibilities and movie tastes are aligned with the surreal, weird and disturbing mind of Nicholas Winding Refn. If you thought 'Only God Forgives' was crossing the line, you ain't seen nothing yet in this morbid depiction of the fashion industry. Elle Fanning is superb as Jesse a small town girl looking to make her name in the tinsel town high-end fashion world. After being recognized for her unique 'look' she begins her…