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  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March

    ★★★½

    “It’s 3 in the morning and I can’t sleep. I keep wondering how I should have responded to Pat’s comment about not wearing any underpants. I mean, that’s not like telling someone that you’re not wearing any socks. Also I’ve begun having my dreams about nuclear war again.”

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    “My brother has a sports car at home, so I call him, and he tells me that if I can get it to run, I can use it. My brother also…

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★

    Veered dangerously close to my preferred mode of cinema in exploring how people occupy spaces and how spaces occupy people in turn. Just wish John Cho would shut up about his dad or whatever. It’s like having someone stand directly in front of you at an art gallery. Lose like 90% of the narrative and this could be a masterpiece IMO.

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  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★½

    GET IT SHE'S CALLED AURORA BECAUSE SHE'S A SLEEPING BEAUTY OH HO HO HO HO

  • Burning

    Burning

    I read (or rather, listened to) Barn Burning a couple of weeks before Cannes, which may have been a mistake. Typically, when a critic notes that an adaptation of a pre-existing work is "loose", one might reach the conclusion that substantial aspects of the narrative have been altered: perhaps characters have been combined, events changed and other sequences invented wholesale. The latter point is certainly true of Burning, but really the big change between Murakami's story and Lee's fascinating adaptation…