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  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    ★★

    The problem with these sort of ex-boyfriend biopics is that they use a tangential relationship to a celebrity to lowball their story rights, resulting in a story that focuses away from the only character that we care about. Bening is good as Grahame, but it has practically become an annual ritual for her to excel in something forgettable.

    SN&R review HERE

  • Double Lover

    Double Lover

    ★★½

    Genre chameleon Ozon returns to the faux-Hitchcock territory he previously visited in Swimming Pool, and he brings his trademark dollop of bratty transgression (instead of a swirling shower drain dissolving into a woman’s eye, we get a speculum-spread vagina). If Double Lover had even one-eighth of the cinematic zest of one of Brian De Palma’s Hitchcock knockoffs, this might have been more than a perverse diversion.

    E Street Film Society review HERE

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  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    Manic Pixie Rape Revenge

    SN&R review HERE

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★

    At a certain point, I simply surrendered to The Last Knight. I don’t think I had a choice. The film had me surrounded, and I just wanted to see my family again.

    Full SN&R review HERE

    Capsule version HERE