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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Ratatouille
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Repulsion

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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    ★★

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    ★★★

  • Pleasantville

    ★★★

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    ★★★

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  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    ★★★

    Hedwig & the Angry Inch reveled in psychedelic excess and for a chunk of its scanty run time did so with gusto and thrill, but its extravagance unfortunately grew taxing rather quickly. Sensory overload hurdles from the slovenly yet curt punk rock numbers in conjunction with rotoscoped illustrations of the songs’ existential essence. It’s all beautiful until it borders on offensive - Tommy’s grooming. Moreover, tonal clashes bar emotional connection, making it difficult to delineate between when the comedy is muted…

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★

    Grief is a force of ineffability, an abstract working of a brain at odds with its perception of the world, one whose powers can neither be measured nor rendered by tongue.

    So what better a method to undertake the pursuit of its reticence than by way of abstract fantasy? And what better way to do that, then through the eyes of a child whose maturity sprouts but leaves unsoiled her pixie-like disposition?

    The age at which rationality doesn’t connote fatuity…

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★★

    The Criterion Collection -
    The Complete Films of Agnes Varda #3: Around Paris

    Agnes Varda doesn’t hesitate in executing with outspoken candor, but also doesn’t acquiesce to banality in slathering her art with propagandistic monotony; she’s passionately cutthroat about her feminism, but also modest. It is in her brazen modesty she relays her passion. Her endeavor is less an argument and more a slick perusal with hidden ironic jabs. For as complex her approach accompanies a mosaic of cinematic styles,…

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    Sweet Smell of Success

    ★★★★½

    The beauty we fervidly seek within perfection struts so defyingly at the tune of its sumptuous melody that is occupies the hackneyed realm of slapstick, in which it slips, trips, and falters without a glance, until the oddities spark and it notices, reeling in the pain. Perfection isn’t wholly impossible, but fortuity must be in season for its achievement; even the most arresting works trip at the crack of their deceptively charming indulgence, but still in the end relish in…