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  • Dog Day

    Dog Day

    ★★★

    Uh, I wasn't expecting it to be a comedy. The blackest of comedies, for sure, but it's absolutely played for laughs. It's an odd-bird of a movie, which is part low-budget gangster movie, part low-budget porno/snuff movie, all wrapped up in a Spaghetti western story set in rural France. It also didn't help that all the French roles were dubbed into English in the version I saw. Headspinning tonal shifts and cornball plotting, and yet there's something in this I…

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★★

    Fierce, loud, funny, and a bit exhausting. I was expecting Putney Swope, and I wasn't totally wrong. It's also Do The Right Thing and Oh Lucky Man too. My favorite film of the year so far.

    Also, Tessa Thompson rules in this.

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  • Precious

    Precious

    ★★½

    This is just an awful movie, made by somebody with contempt for cinema, apparently. Poverty porn for people who like hand-wringing in the comfort of their sitting room instead of actual change in the lives of others...

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    By far my favorite alcoholic movie, and my favorite movie about Scientology, or brainwashing, or alcohol-fueled fantasizing... It's a bromance, it's an odyssey of sorts, and most certainly it's a stunning piece of cinema. But I'll have to get back to you about what's it's ultimately about.

    I mean, what was real and what wasn't? Did Quell dream the whole thing in a stupor, lying on that beach? Dodd was most certainly the comforting breast Quell needed, but without all…