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  • Outrageous!

    Outrageous!

    ★★★★

    Movies 2018 - 331. Outrageous! (1977; written and directed by Richard Benner)
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    A female schizophrenic leaves the institution to stay with her best friend: a female impersonator whose star is on the rise. Wow! I had never heard of this film before skimming through FilmStruck one day. It sounded interesting and would probably be a fun, lightweight watch. Instead, Richard Brenner’s Outrageous is an incredibly charming film about the strength of friendship between two misfits…

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★

    Movies 2018 - 330. Cure (1997; written and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

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    A detective attempts to solve a string of murders committed by different people but with the same calling card. Have you ever watched a movie where it feels like you’ve missed something? Your eyes are focused on the action. You hear every word or read every subtitle, but somehow, you still miss some pertinent part of the story. Maybe it’s some character connection you just…

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  • The Devils

    The Devils

    ★★★★

    Movies 2018 - 329. The Devils (1971; written and directed by Ken Russell)

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    A priest is accused of witchcraft by a jealous and sexually-repressed nun. Set in 17th century France, but made in the 1970s, Ken Russell’s The Devils is a wild, energetic mixture of storytelling techniques. This is the first Ken Russell film that I have seen that I really enjoyed. Sure, I don’t have much of anything else to base my comparison on. However, as…

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    The Girl in the Spider's Web

    ★★½

    Movies 2018 - 320. The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story (2018; written by Jay Basu, Fede Alvarez, and Steven Knight; directed by Fede Alvarez; based upon a book by David Lagercrantz)

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    Hacker Lisbeth Salander uncovers a plot to commandeer nuclear control codes that hits a little too close to home. When David Fincher was tasked with directing the 2011 screen adaptation of The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo, he went…