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  • Dogville

    Dogville

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My mom, who did not sit through this film in its entirety, but walked into the room for "updates" over the course of the film, had these things to say:

    Near the beginning:
    Mom—"Brian, what kind of movie is this? Where is this going?"
    Brian—"You'll just have to watch and find out."
    *Mom walks out of the room.*

    Quite a while later:
    Mom—"So Brian, what's happening to the girl in Dogtown?"
    Brian—"Well, she offered to help the people in the…

  • Desert Hearts

    Desert Hearts

    ★★★½

    "Have you realized all of your ambitions?"
    "No, just my plans."

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  • House of Tolerance

    House of Tolerance

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    On some level, House of Tolerance sets about depicting the lives of the women working within l’Apollonide, a brothel languidly approaching its closure in fin de siècle France. Framed in lush, painterly compositions, the women appear poised in living tableaux as they bathe one another in the cool light of the morning hours, or as they lounge in the parlour among the rich, velvet textures of upholstered walls and furniture. The beauty is abundant and readily apparent, as befits the…

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Thank god these two dickheads ended up together.