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  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ** SPOILERS AHOY! **


    Imagine someone pouring a can of gasoline on your front porch and lighting your house on fire, what sort of restitution are we looking at in that situation?? Now imagine throwing up your hands and shouting "dammit-- you ruined my house!" Imagine doing that and then simply letting the arsonist return home, forgoing any and all legal action.

    Now imagine taking a 15 hour bus ride to visit your ex-husband-- imagine putting on a brave face,…

  • A Touch of Sin

    A Touch of Sin

    Given these four stories are based on real tragedies the heavy genre leaning of at least two, maybe three of them feels like either an awkward miscalculation or a deliberate choice. I'm betting on the second- that martial arts moment feels too bizarre and specific to be anything else, right?

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  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★★

    Remember the parts in The Big Short where the camera cuts to a celebrity in order to explain financial concepts in layman's terms? That's all the parts. So if you've had dreams about Ryan Gosling parsing the 2007 financial crisis or Steve Carell as a blond then run, don't walk.

    The bankers and investors that control our money can and will be crooks, that much we know, but Adam McKay convinces movie-goers like you and I that the only thing…

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    The Cranes Are Flying

    ★★★★★

    Listen, I know I seem to give everything on here a 'like' and I'm *constantly* complaining about having to rank stuff but just know that this one EASILY makes my top five of all time.

    It's also on Filmstruck so if you haven't seen it and you're into weepy WWII melodramas or super striking hyper-subjective camerawork (I mean, who isn't, right?) then stop reading, start watching. It's also a lean 97 minutes so there's little to lose here!