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  • The Voices

    The Voices

    ★★½

    It would be easy to dismiss this as a recent film school graduate's "edgy" take on mental illness, and not think about the project any more.

    However, as soon as I saw that it was directed by Marjane Satrapi, so there might be something else there. Apparently, looking at the world through the eyes of mental illness does make everything seem like a cartoon, with the reality shaved off and style at the forefront.

    This is where the language of…

  • Bug

    Bug

    ★★★

    This is what I imagine the writer's room for the Sean Hannity show is like.

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  • Phoenix

    Phoenix

    ★★★★★

    This.

    Was.

    Amazing.

    I was slightly trepidatious about approaching a film touted as "'Vertigo' from a woman's perspective," because I think 'Vertigo' does a halfway decent job of presenting a female perspective. However, I was wrong and was completely floored by this film.

    I think of "Inside Out," which went great lengths to let the audience know it is OK to be sad sometimes, failed to show the pressure placed on people - especially women - to be happy all…

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★

    With films, especially personal or autobiographical films, there is always this tension between the story and the storyteller. Sometimes, the story wins, because "this story has to be told." Sometimes, the storyteller is more important because this entire project is one big fat exercise in ego.

    "Anomalisa" does a great job of taking you into the mind of a misanthropic being who does not care for or respect the humanity of others, and when he finds another person, he immediately…