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  • A Brighter Summer Day
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  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★

  • Round Midnight

    ★★★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★★★½

  • The Novelist's Film

    ★★★★½

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  • Round Midnight

    Round Midnight

    ★★★★½

    Brilliantly conceived study of art, friendship, displacement, and culture thanks to Tavernier's understated aesthetic refinement.

    Dexter Gordon and François Cluzet's low-key performances pang with profound emotional resonance, and Gordon's beautiful, gravelly timbre communicates this boozy, somber wisdom that hangs around you long after the movie ends and the music stops.

  • X

    X

    ★★½

    It starts off like the film is going to say something interesting about the double standard of the male gaze in horror cinema. Or at least a meta-commentary regarding the ironies of directing, filmmaking, or the creative pursuit, but eats its own tail in this unappealing hybrid of porny Tobe Hooper homage.



    "Normies will think I'm referencing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but the real fans will know it's Eaten Alive!"

    The only thing I could think of was, "what the hell was the point of all that?"

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  • Habit

    Habit

    ★★★★½

    Inspired by Cassavetes, and Polanski, works alongside other NYC alumni's such as Abel Ferrera and Martin Scorsese and truly embodies the spirit of independent filmmaking.

    Larry Fessenden's Habit is still one of his best. Hangs with enough ambiguity and urban, gothic, naturalism that gives you enough to gnaw on for years after watching. Dangerous, smart, and kinda sexy, this might be the definitive gen-x vampire flick.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★½

    Spike Lee is as bold as ever and after all these years his voice is still loud and yet he never repeats himself. Technical innovations galore, some truly original and eye-popping artistic decisions, and a stellar cast with a truly standout performance from Delroy Lindo puts this at the top of the years best films.

    I hope someone's warming up a gold statue for Delroy, calling it now.