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  • Barash

    Barash

    ★★★½

    A movie that should have been called "Bleach Blonde is the Warmest Color", "Blush", just released in the states via Film Movement, is an above average addition to the European coming-of-age narrative pantheon that suffers mostly from being too similar to (though far less ambitious than) "Blue is the Warmest Color".

    Attractive leads and some good scenes but it's so similar to BitWC that it's almost a ripoff or a remake, even.

    Not original enough at all but still good for what it is.

  • The Three Sisters

    The Three Sisters

    An Irish-made Giallo homage that ticks all the boxes of a classic Italian thriller whilst still managing to reference "Keenan and Kel". Now I've seen everything.

    And I sure wish I hadn't.

    More of a failed stylistic exercise than a real movie, this movie features bad sound, bad acting and is just plain boring.

    Skip it.

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  • Somewhere

    Somewhere

    ★★★★★

    I love this film. It's easily my favorite film of 2010. Elle Fanning is riveting, Dorff gives the performance of his career (ok, that's not saying much) and while it's more-or-less a companion piece to "Lost in Translation", it's also Coppola's nod to Antonioni. Love it.

  • Lost River

    Lost River

    ★★★★★

    Production designed like a motherforker and gorgeously, eerily filmed, Ryan Gosling's much ballyhooed directorial debut "Lost River" is a masterpiece and one of the great cinematic discoveries of 2015 so far (though, to be fair, I've known of the movie for years, since it was first announced as "How to Catch a Monster").

    Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" plays a single mom who gets a job at a seedy club that is kind of like a circus of violence for…