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  • Doomed Love

    Doomed Love

    ★★½

    Doomed Love apparently comes out of the 80s NYC underground of No Wave cinema. Director Andrew Horn shoots most scenes in direct profile or straight on. Though it is difficult to tell if the characters are breaking the fourth wall while staring at you. The film follows a suicidal Lit professor and a couple that befriend. The dialogue and plot of the film are deconstructions. Words are repeated, mostly base, non-specific terms are used, with specific references only peppered throughout.…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★½

    Hmm. I liked the opening act a good deal. The second act is just as enjoyable, but I think it probably goes on too long. The third act is a lot of fun and I absolutely love the final 20ish minutes.

    While the plot of this film is hardly a secret anymore, I enjoyed how Polanski toys with us and Rosemary. Is Rosemary suffering from serious bouts of intrusive thoughts and potentially some clinical level issues of paranoia? But the…

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  • City of God

    City of God

    ★★★★

    I finally made my way around to Meirelles' City of God, viewing this dark shakespearean through '70s exploitation tale, late at night, during the early part of the graveyard shift, whilst holding my newborn son (who sleeps best in one's arms).

    City of God was exhilarating, heart breaking, somber, humourous, and devastating. It was impossible for me not to enjoy the movie before me and by the conclusion of this tale of modern feudal lords waging war, I was in…

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★★

    A "Raging Bull" with billionaires.