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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    A Ghost Story, or PRIMER Redux 
    (This time with feeling... )
    1️⃣Complex premise wrapped up in a tight under-90-minute package.✅
    2️⃣Shot as near to Dallas as possible WITHOUT being IN Dallas.✅
    3️⃣Subtle but devastating critique of modern capitalism.✅
    4️⃣Torsion of temporal structure such as that characters crisscross their own histories.✅
    5️⃣Friends with that other director-guy who makes crazy shit like this.✅


    And just to be clear: This is no way meant as a slight against Lowery or this film.... any…

  • Peter and the Farm

    Peter and the Farm

    ★★★½

    Of course there are issues about performance, voyeurism and cynicism here but these are inherent within the very nature of film itself and documentary film doesn't escape them even (or perhaps especially) when it addresses what may be perceived as more "pure" or "authentic" subjects and addresses them with supposedly more unimpeachable motives....
    Furthermore, I couldn't give a fig whether Peter's talk of suicide is "real" or he is simply "crying wolf" so to speak.... What's clear is that the…

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  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    ★★

    Really just a film about how Amy Adams needs to get a good night's sleep.

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★

    Stunning Sunday double feature: Song to Song and Personal Shopper... two performances from young actresses that simply BLOW AWAY the competition: all hail the amazing Kristen Stewart and Rooney Mara!
    And by the grace (both physical and spiritual grace) of Mara's Faye, Malick's male flâneur, here played by Ryan Gosling's BV, is granted a small redemption ... he gives her forgiveness and she sends him into the world ... not on the disenchanted odyssey of the somnambulant knight of cups but instead on a mission to "find his heart" and return to Faye, the forgiven.