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  • Southland Tales

    ★★★★½

  • Bullet in the Head

    ★★★★★

  • A Kiss Before Dying

    ★★★½

  • Vortex

    ★★★★½

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  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    ★★★★½

    "There is a path to end all suffering. You should take it."

    Utopian dystopia: impending doom molded via blown-out, fully realized alternative Bush administration conspiracy theory, WW3 raging on in everyone's periphery but stateside deceit, power plays and sprawling, cross-dimensional paradox as perpetuated by entities big and small domineer this Southland as we know it. A future in which everything's watched and everyone's watching as dissenting extortionists leverage their every move with the power of celebrity and what their societal…

  • Bullet in the Head

    Bullet in the Head

    ★★★★★

    The impossibility of preserving bond and brotherhood in the belly of a bullet-addled beast, wartime sentiment and the tumult it induces doing their damnedest to tear three friends apart via every fathomable stitch of Murphy's Law abiding pathos from Hong Kong to Saigon and back. Easily Woo's ultimate realization of himself through bombast both violent and psychodramatic, each scenario exploring the horrors of an explicitly rendered reality dripping wet with the blood of innocents caught in the crossfire or deliberately…

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  • A Short Film About Love

    A Short Film About Love

    ★★★★

    To love from afar: a lonely individual prone to the voyeuristic obsession he misconstrues as intimacy and genuine emotion, the mere knowledge of every bit of minutiae populating her coincidentally loveless life serving to strengthen a gestating bond built on shared inexperience of a similar ilk built atop different foundations. Whereas Tomek is genuinely awash in a sea of conflicted ignorance, having never felt this way before but informed by Magda - the subject of his gaze - that what…

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★★½

    Illness as a faultless but destructive enigma: deteriorating states rendered as a natural disaster in slow-motion as the idea that you're both helpless with and for each other looms oppressively in your shared periphery, however you both have blinders on in service of the past you can't bear to see upended. For a wife and mother, it's terrifying being a stranger inside your own home with a roommate (husband) you've ostensibly never met, more afraid of being alone than with…