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  • The Town

    The Town

    ★★

    Ben Affleck remakes Michael Mann's "Heat", with Boston replacing L.A. and less hand-holding at the end. Semi-thumbs down. The acting is good, though.

  • The Town

    The Town

    ★★

    Ben Affleck remakes Michael Mann's "Heat", with Boston replacing L.A. and less hand-holding at the end. Semi-thumbs down. The acting is good, though.

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  • Winter Light

    Winter Light

    ★★★★★

    A country priest with the flu, battles with his own loss of faith on a bitter, cold Sunday. Pretty much puts paid to any other cinematic efforts to be bleak, haunting, and beautiful in its quiet horror. Gunnar Björnstrand's performance as Tomas the priest is one of cinema's most striking, dark, and yet oddly beautiful. Ingrid Thulin also shines as his would-be lover, the local schoolmarm/atheist.
    This is one of those films, like many of Bergman's, whose beauty and sublimity are almost impossible to encapsulate in a review, so I'll stop here.

  • The American Astronaut

    The American Astronaut

    ★★★½

    Contains a few minutes that might be one of the greatest things ever committed to film. The Blueberry Pirate's two henchmen corner astronaut Samuel Curtis in the bathroom of the bar on the Ceres asteroid.
    Beyond the infinite!