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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    PTA just gave me the loveliest gift in the theater: after suffering for two hours the reactions of some of those people whose one speed is to laugh out loud at every line as they dutifully would in an interminable series of weak punchlines from guardians of the galaxy, he made an ending so dark and wonderful and perverse their head exploded and silenced them completely. Yum yum yum.

  • Verdi - Otello - Karajan,J.Vickers,M. Freni

    Verdi - Otello - Karajan,J.Vickers,M. Freni

    ★★★½

    Great as opera, kind of off-the-cuff as a moving picture. In that sense it makes me want to watch the Zeffirelli version with Domingo.
    Freni's performance as Desdemona is very very moving.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★½

    From the department of unpopular opinions...

    It's amazing. Not the movie, which is good, but the universal praise it has gathered.

    The 12 years/same cast approach (note that I don't say gimmick, I think it's legitimate) that drove most people into the theater has taken the back seat to an even more rare phenomenon: universal praise. After all, the n years/1 cast approach has been done before. However neither the Antoine Doiniel series nor "56 and up" did 100% in…

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    How can anything this technically accomplished be so tragically weak?