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  • Psychout for Murder

    Psychout for Murder

    ★★★

    Late 60s generation gap, Italian style, brash and furious. Not a single discreet move the whole picture. A lot of it is dull, some of it memorable. Rossano Brazzi plays the dad and he directs as well the way he always acted, pure shock effect. Notable as one of the few similar decadent Italian thrillers of the period where man really hoards no power, altough everyone here is a mere pawn to fall for the heroine rage one by one.…

  • American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince

    American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince

    ★★★

    The most fascinating thing is the distance between Scorsese inviting master of cerimonies position inside the film and the far more detached camera of his that is really only interested in Pince as good subject matter for a film.

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Even Wes Anderson should be arrested for his indirect involvement with this thing.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★½

    Things I've learned from Marriage Story:
    a) Lawyers are evil.
    b) Los Angeles is disgusting.
    c) Brooklyn Woody Allen has way less self-awareness than he thinks.

    I have very ambivalent feelings about Baumbach whose obvious talent at staging individual moments always get undercut by a narcisitisc loathesome personality (he is Bogdanovich minus the warmth). Going at a more mainstream approach doesn't eliminated that as much as drawn them in some Hollywood leftovers sentimentality that pretend it isn't (at least until…