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  • Gaslight

    Gaslight

    ★★★

    5.6
    [blu-ray, library]

  • Coming of Age In Cherry Grove: The Invasion

    Coming of Age In Cherry Grove: The Invasion

    ★★

    4.2
    [streaming, Kanopy]

    Unintentional companion piece to CHERRY GROVE STORIES, with a couple of the same interviewees, and a different collection of stories. The audio quality is all over the place.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    9.4
    [theater]

    I was drawn in completely from the very first sequence – a lengthy stretch in which we are introduced to the daily routine and work of Daniel Day-Lewis’ character Reynolds Woodcock, much like the opening sequence of THERE WILL BE BLOOD in which director Paul Thomas Anderson introduces us to Daniel Plainview – and to such a rapt hypnotic state, apparently, that for the first 71 minutes of the film my Fitbit registered me as asleep. Not until…

  • Heart of a Dog

    Heart of a Dog

    ★★★★½

    9.4
    [blu-ray]

    “What are the very last things you say in your life? What are the last things you say before you turn into dirt?”

    I fell asleep twenty minutes into watching this, which says more about how tired I was after a full day's work (and how determined I was to watch a film before going to bed), than it does about the lulling qualities of this meditative film essay. Or does it? Laurie Anderson has always been a…