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  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

    This film is unfocused and anecdotal. It has a pinch of nostalgia without being a Nostalgic Film. It doesn't assault you with drama or emotion. It allows you to ruminate on your own feelings until the very end, when you are forced to confront those emotions.

    What's so great about 20th Century Women is that each character has a mirror in them. You can find parts of yourself in Dorothea, in Abby, even in Jamie. Every character is sympathetic in…

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This debut from Soderbergh truly is an homage to vulnerability. Not only is the acting raw and intimate in every single scene, but the movie itself is held up incredibly by only two things: the actors and the script. In most films, this would be a bad thing, but the fact that there is little evidence of score, fancy camera movements, or anything else that is typically considered essential is where Soderbergh is baring his soul to us. He allows…