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  • The Changeling

    The Changeling


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

    I don't know about you, but I certainly have nightmares about being chased by old, cobweb-ridden wheelchairs.

  • The Kids Are All Right

    The Kids Are All Right


    Thanks to Cholodenko, we can now chalk up The Kids Are All Right with the dozen other films that portray a lesbian protagonist who sleeps with a straight man, clearly pandering to the popular convention that gay women secretly long for men. It's worth mentioning because even though the film has a fresh take on the family dynamic, head-shaking stereotypes are still present. Thus, I think this film was hyped more for its controversiality and unorthodoxy than for its accomplished…

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  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth


    Guillermo del Toro has crafted a beautifully haunting film. I can't tell if Pan's Labyrinth is a fantasy film with political underpinnings or a political film wrapped in a fantastic skin, but the seamless integration of these two very different concepts is well executed. Not to mention, images of the Pale Man (played by Doug Jones) will forever haunt my imagination.

  • The Art of Flight

    The Art of Flight


    The Art of Flight is one of the most beautifully shot and edited films I've ever seen, and the soundtrack is excellent. Despite the fact that the footage follows the lives of several pro snowboarders, it's not just a film about snowboarding; it's a film about the relationship between humans and their environment.