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  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
  • 25 Watts
  • I Was at Home, But . . .
  • Local Color

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  • Piemule

    ★★★

  • And I'll Run to the Ends of the Earth

    ★★★

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

  • Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

    ★★★

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  • And I'll Run to the Ends of the Earth

    And I'll Run to the Ends of the Earth

    ★★★

    "I'm the last letter of the alphabet."

    The film begins colorfully and quite joyfully. Szomolányi's responsible for some of my favorite Slovakian cinematography, and this film is no exception. Handheld, lots of attention to shallow focus and foreground elements. Majka is a child, after all, and she's quite active despite her disability. I do like how the feverish dream elements blend with winter near the end of the film. Totally speaks to folk tales and children's imaginations.

    All the elements…

  • Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

    Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

    ★★★

    God, did I love this little short. That line from Godard -- "I wish I was dead so you would think about me" -- is peak angst, absolutely perfect. Humor in the small moments, how small declarations and grand ones all seem so pathetic. With Walter constricted to a corner, his place in conversation and the home is limited... he seems so small!

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  • This Is How the World Ends

    This Is How the World Ends

    ★★★

    my best friend is having sex with my mom, time to go blast radiohead in a green vw beetle

  • Malina

    Malina

    ★★★★½

    "No one can be everything to someone."
    "That's just it. No one was ever everything to me. That's what's so sad."

    Probably one of the most audacious adaptations I've ever seen. It gives me the feeling of being way out of my depth, like I just saw something I shouldn't have at all. A mistake, but a miracle, that I chose to watch this today. Fragmented identity coupled with a well of trauma, a writer so enveloped in the complexity…