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  • Darling Lili

    Darling Lili

    ★★½

    Buried deep in the second act of this film is a pretty good Blake Edwards comedy.

  • Tremors

    Tremors

    ★★★★

    So refreshing to see a film that presents homophobia as a system, rather than simply a moral failing (as so many US films do).

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  • Freud: The Secret Passion

    Freud: The Secret Passion

    ★★★★

    A surprisingly thunderous movie. Charles Kaufman's screenplay isn't a biopic at all, more a condensation of the thinker's ideas into a chamber drama of heavy-handed significance. All of his theories are crammed into one patient, Cecily Koertner. Susannah York's performance is a lot more restrained than, say, Keira Knightley's in A Dangerous Method or Tippi Hedren's in Marnie. Montgomery Clift is equally modest, though that doesn't necessarily mean he's bad. It's more than the film's performances are subservient to its…

  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★½

    Never date someone who listens to only one opera, particularly if that opera is Bluebeard's Castle.