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  • One from the Heart

    One from the Heart

    ★★★★

    This one fucked me up. So gorgeous and bold yet nuanced, sentimental yet raw. Seek it out for the cinematography alone. The shot at the end with that certain lighting technique was genius and beautiful.

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★

    I thought it was fine. More women should have been involved, particularly at the script level. I don't know Wonder Woman as well as Batman or a couple other DC dude heroes, but I was never much into DC, though if I was still into comics I would now want to explore her better stories. I would have liked for them to gone further with her empathy and sense of good, and excised much of the tentpole cookie cutter detritus,…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    The more I think about this film, the more I believe the final act is extraordinary in what it accomplishes. A true "hero moment" that is rather simple, and a showdown that is not a showdown. This is like Rocky for nerds.

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    ★★

    Gorgeous cinematography, to be sure, but wind and bleakness aren't ultimately compelling. We get it: their lives are repetitive and hopeless. The father is like the horse, okay. This is like the flip side of The Tree of Life, a sort of quantumly entangled counterpoint. Both films deal with man's place in the world, but Malick was concerned with how we ascribe meaning, and took faith from beauty, whereas Tarr strips away anything and everything. It's effective, in that I…