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  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★

    have a slimy kinky christmas
    it’s the best batman EVER

  • Zama

    Zama

    ★★★★★

    For The Lens

    It’s unsurprising that the colonists in Lucrecia Martel’s Zama would be in awe of the spider wasp, an insect that hunts arachnids and uses their bodies as hosts for its developing eggs. This metaphor for the Spanish who invade and inhabit a South American territory sometime during the 18th century may seem obvious at first pass, but Martel also extends it to include the film’s central figure, corregidor Don Diego de Zama. Played by Daniel Giménez Cacho,…

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  • Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves

    ★★★★½

    Underseen prime Aldrich that predates MARNIE and VERTIGO in which the suspense is made from working through human trauma. Noirish shadows and Aldrich's fractured mise-en-scene reflects its protagonists' psyches.

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★½

    Lifetime movie as art film. Tilda can only gape so much. Give her a break. Something to be said about emotional, psychic connections between mother and son, just not in this film.