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  • Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales

    Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales

    ★★★

    Pales in comparison with the sublime brilliance of the original. 
    Though I do like seeing Snoopy dresses up as Santa. First segment is the best.

  • The Event

    The Event

    ★★★½

    Discordant and dissonant - but that's not a bad thing and somehow appropriate.
    The event is a poem read overtop of animation which is sometimes layered overtop of photography. And it goes backwards.
    To say the piece is obtuse would be an understatement. But still powerful and curious and beguiling.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★½

    I'm surprised I liked it given the general consensus that this film was a bust.

    It's just got a different tone - it's own tone. And that kind of thing can turn some people off. This film bathes itself in it's own mood, in it's own juices, in it's own blood - and as such, it's obviously very self obsessed and overdone - but that's not a bad thing. I respect that the film is it's own trip - with…

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★½

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

    Is this a Rust Cohle flat circle or another Lost Highway?

    There's so much going on here and it's difficult to decipher. Here we are in this tale - with doppelgangers, voyeurism, sexual deviance, unremembered pasts, cyclical histories doomed to repeat...

    We are in chaos it seems.
    From the opening title card about 'Chaos being undeciphered order', through all the backdrop chalk sketches on Adam's chalkboard. It's because we're in it - that we don't understand it.

    Another theme here…