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  • The Churning

    The Churning

    ★★★½

    I love it when Smita Patil gets angry, which is a lot. But there was something predictable about it all: a moral lesson we've seen quite a bit. Very watchable however.

  • 9 Fingers

    9 Fingers

    ★★★½

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  • Wake in Fright

    Wake in Fright

    ★★★★½

    A behemoth. A mythic tale of almost endless interpretation and catalyst for thought. Perhaps a primer for what makes males tick down deep--somewhere primal, ruthless and untiringly perverse from our addiction to the genetic brotherhood's range of violence. Gentlemen, I offer you your peers; ladies, your fiancés.

    It isn't only Doc Tydon's "man in a smoking jacket, whiskey and soda," who succumbs to the affectability of progressive civilization, all the while hypocritically rationalizing his deepest and oldest demons--what John Donne…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Preposterous, sterile and boring. A glossy hat trick for dismissal. Movie, you're fired. Even Satan hates you for being so dazzlingly superficial and Trump-like in your mocking estimations. Go, just go. Never expect the sound department to do the dramatic heavy lifting ever again. You are tongues wagging at a business meeting, each too soon made glad in attempting to find a layer of irony that will exonerate them from being tongues wagging at a business meeting. TND, your adolescent…