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  • The Rapture

    ★★★★½

  • Private Fears in Public Places

    ★★★½

  • My American Uncle

    ★★★½

  • The Brink's Job

    ★★★★½

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  • The Rapture

    The Rapture

    ★★★★½

    "Did you dream about the pearl?"

    The Rapture has to be seen to be believed.

    Do I wish this film delivered a bit more on it's opening...or rather, the plot that was marketed in the poster/trailer - i.e. a steamy (& conspiratorial) end of days thriller starring Mimi Rogers and a long haired David Duchovny? Maybe.

    But am I happy to find a thought provoking treatise on the hypocrisy of the God of fundamentalist belief, playing out like a diligent…

  • Private Fears in Public Places

    Private Fears in Public Places

    ★★★½

    I really like this movie. I think it's quite beautiful in an unassuming way, especially in light of the hyperkinetic films from the early to mid-2000's.

    Also I think it's very funny that according to the imdb trivia page it "holds the record in Brazil for movie playing the longest in theaters: over 4 years. It was released on July 6th 2007 and remained playing uninterruptedly in at least one theater until January 27th 2012, long after being release on…

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  • New Rose Hotel

    New Rose Hotel

    ★★★½

    Perhaps it’s fitting for a film so elusive that Abel seems to have the fuzziest of memories about the making. At the q&a I attended, when asked about what he thought of the film seeing it 20+ years later, he said something to the affect of “I was like who the fuck made this?!” And when Willem Dafoe remarked that he remembered a lot of improvisation on set, Abel said “you do?”

    Other highlights from said q&a:

    - “when I…

  • Return to Reason

    Return to Reason

    ★★★★½

    "I have finally freed myself from the sticky medium of paint, and am working directly with light itself." - Man Ray


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