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  • Losing Ground

    ★★★★★

  • The Fate of the Furious

    ★★★

  • Shangri-La

    ★★★★½

  • The Forty-Year-Old Version

    ★★★★½

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  • Losing Ground

    Losing Ground

    ★★★★★

    University professor Sara, beginning a search for ecstatic experience within her perhaps-too-scripted life, seems to have a stable marriage with Victor, a successful painter wrestling with form. However, the introduction into their lives of out-of-work actor Duke and impromptu model Celia lays bare their unresolved imbalances in power and pleasure.

    It is always evident when viewing a film centering artists of any stripe if the filmmakers are legitimately knowledgeable and/or enthusiastic about the art they are portraying. In Losing Ground,…

  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★★

    This is a qualified review, as the version I saw was a Spanish-dubbed 85-minute-cut (of Russian origin?), screened in glorious 480p on a 24-inch screen on a bus traveling from Tarapoa to Lago Agrio in Ecuador. Had I seen the “official” version, I suspect the rating would be much lower.

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