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  • Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

  • Titane

    ★★★★½

  • The Lady and the Duke

  • Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon

    ★★★★

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  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★½

    You've seen the sound of metal. Now prepare yourself for the...?

    This film is definitely best viewed with no expectations, and it's very difficult to say anything about it without spoilers.

    BUT. I have to say, this is a rare film that can at once be so sadistically repellant yet deeply touching in its exploration of love and traumatic desolation that (if you're anything like me), you'll find yourself fearful of fainting one moment, and the next, holding back tears.…

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★½

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

    "Dude. You have got to get off the fence with this."

    Another aesthetically impressive yet highly frustrating film from one of the most intriguing filmmakers of the last decade.

    Generally, Ari Aster's Midsommar (I watched the director’s cut and didn’t get a chance to see the theatrical release) is an improvement upon its chaotic predecessor, Hereditary, yet similarly lacks the overarching tonal cohesion and existential shock-factor promised in its exposition. In many ways, Midsommar is a likely follow-up. As with…

  • The Lady and the Duke

    The Lady and the Duke

    The intentionally flat film of a fascist miser intent upon platforming cynicism.