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  • Cry Wolf

    Cry Wolf

    ★★½

    Sort of a soft horror movie. Lots of menacing shots of Stanwyck moving around. Flynn's casting is intriguing in how it plays up some of his harsher qualities (most would describe him as cast against type but it is more like a flip side of his persona). Good mood. Stronger when it can suggest ambiguity. Terrible ending.

  • Fellini: A Director’s Notebook

    Fellini: A Director’s Notebook

    ★★★

    Self-mythologizing and self-advertisement.

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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…