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  • Colette

    Colette

    ★★★½

    Listening to an interview with the director really helped me to make sense of some of the issues I had with the experience of watching this film.

    And that's not to say I didn't enjoy it. There are aspects I felt were really strong, such as the immersive performances and a few well crafted and intensely dramatic scenes. But where the film gets complicated is in navigating Its central relationship between Willy and Colette.

    Most interesting to note from this…

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    It gets weird, before getting even weirder. But there is no mistaking the steady hand behind the wheel guiding the films grandiose ideas towards a mesmerising (and frightening) commentary on capitalism and collapse and the casualties that lie in its wake.

    It becomes even more compelling to ponder after the experience of it has settled.

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  • The Grinch

    The Grinch

    ★★★★½

    One of my new favorite holiday films. Definitely will be a part of my annual Christmas tradition.

    Translating this to the big screen is primarily a challenge of filling in (and getting creative with) the narrative gaps. On one hand the literary source leaves the playing field wide open. On the other hand, it also leaves plenty of room for the process of translating it to modern cinematic sensibilities to get carried away. In many ways this version is an…

  • Peppermint

    Peppermint

    ★★★

    A perfectly serviceable movie that doesn't deserve the hate. Seriously. The worst thing that could be said about Peppermint is that it follows a similar template to pretty much every revenge film made since the eighties. And people were fine with most of those films. I think had this come out in the 90's it would have done very well. Simple effects, bad ass heroin and just the right touch of emotional weight.

    It was nice to see Garner back…