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  • Glory

    Glory

    ★★½

    Starts poorly, paints broadly, yet somehow yields a stifling indictment of modern morality, if looked at as a drama -- utterly fails as dark comedy.

  • The Force

    The Force

    ★★★½

    ‪Balanced, intriguing doc of Oakland PD's fight to reverse decades mistrust and misconduct, yet seeming institutionally incapable of doing so. Unevenly paced but dispiriting look at a divided country with no remedy in sight.

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  • Kate Plays Christine

    Kate Plays Christine

    ★½

    Initially interesting but increasingly meandering doc-xperiment feels ickier and less ethical as it wears on. What's more, its attack on assumed audience bloodlust is aimed in a way as to fundamentally misunderstand art's role in helping us make some semblance of sense of the senseless.

  • Nocturama

    Nocturama

    ★★½

    Skilfully made, but atrophied as it went. Wanted more insight. Ultimately felt like a lot about a little, echoing other (better) movies on similar terrain (materialism, teen ennui, toxic consumerism, etc).