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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★★

    Art house high concept: Spring Breakers means Pather Panchali. Despite the sort of cynical calculation that goes into casting a six year old and an Instagram model as your leads alongside a beloved cinephile-approved actor, The Florida Project has the moves and the elegance to make it practically unassailable from a formal standpoint. It is an incredible construction that invites the viewer into its world; what more could you want? Count me among those who hate the ending, which robs…

  • BPM (Beats per Minute)

    BPM (Beats per Minute)

    ★★★★★

    Shockingly intimate film about the relationship between the individual and the collective. In this film's case we navigate the often conflicting motivations and feelings of the members of ACT UP Paris. Their struggle to work together to affect change in society's attitude towards AIDS victims echoes the way the body fights itself when suffering from the disease. This is visualized in an exuberant, loving, often naturalistic and sometimes sublimely abstract ways of the course of its two hour and twenty minute run time. Arnaud Valois and Nahuel Pérez Biscayart turn in unforgettable performances.