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  • Habit

    ★★★½

  • Head of the Family

    ★★★½

  • The Lawyer's Secret

    ★★½

  • Public Hero Number 1

    ★★½

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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★★★

    Seeing the 4K restoration in IMAX is absolutely the most spiritual experience I will ever have at an AMC theaters.

    Putting some old writing on Ghost in the Shell here:
    Very few films, animated or not, use point-of-view (POV) shots as extensively and effectively as Oshii. The POV shots aren’t limited to character’s vision, but in the majority of cases the viewer dives into digital environment like the Net, security feeds, machine feeds (dare I call these minds when analyzing…

  • Supermarket Woman

    Supermarket Woman

    ★★★★★

    Weaponized kewpie mayo!

    I've never seen a meat aisle so dreamy. Despite being in a supermarket that's undoubtedly freezing, this is one of the warmest looking films ever. The pinks, the reds, the yellows, even the browns pop so much. There's a radiant glow coming off everything. I was thinking early on that the warmth feels like a Christmas film, only to realize the whole second half is filled with Christmas cheer! Christmas decorated bar! 
    Masahiko Tsugawa dressed as Santa!…

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  • Habit

    Habit

    ★★★½

    Larry Fessenden and Meredith Snaider (in her only film role???) give killer performances, Fessenden channels no ego despite writing, starring, directing, and editing in Habit. The best performance is for New York City, of course; nice and gritty pre-9/11 gen-X depiction.

    Cool to see Kelly Reichardt and Jesse Hartman, who co-wrote/produced Reichardt's debut River of Grass with her, pop up here right after Fessenden starred in and edited River of Grass.

  • Head of the Family

    Head of the Family

    ★★★½

    What's the point of murderin' your husband if you can't fuck in your bed? *said while fuckin in a storage closet

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