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  • Memoria
  • Running on Empty
  • The Girl and the Spider
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  • Calamity

    ★★½

  • Blue Collar

    ★★★★½

  • Desert Fury

    ★★

  • Radiance

    ★★★

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  • Calamity

    Calamity

    ★★½

    Chytilová's films are like stumbling into a crowded room full of conversations, some mundane, some wild, while a band plays with vigor off to the side. Her camera dips and dives between many happenings. Her edge is whimsical and satirical. Her bite is like a dog chomping down on a jelly doughnut.

    The ambling, ramshackle Calamity is more a curious take on the romcom than it is a compelling and satisfying viewing experience - and that's partially the point. Our…

  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★½

    I'm in one of those moods where Letterboxd feels like a hole for pissing in and nothing more.

    DIZZIE GILLESPIE FOR PRESIDENT*

    *which was not just a t-shirt but a real fuckin' presidential campaign in 1 9 6 4

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  • Places in Cities

    Places in Cities

    ★★★★★

    Because this early film by Angela Schanelec has no reviews logged on Letterboxd I have gone back and dug up my initial thoughts on the film when I first saw it in October of 2012: 

    Places In Cities opens with a young man talking to a teenage girl, her back to the camera. Her brown hair is pulled tight in a pony tail. The young man professes his love for her, knows that he is too old for her --…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★½

    My general disdain and then total disinterest in horror films that either premiered at Sundance or Cannes and were produced by A24 continues! 

    The name of this game tends to be technically competent first or second features that are by and large narrative garbage, with no clear handle on anyting but some hackneyed atmosphere. And this one... when it comes to any knowing and understanding about mental health, neuro-diverse/autistic minds, or heck even witch and occult stuff... gosh, this one is…