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  • Shirley

    Shirley

    ★★★★

    Decker portrays it all as though it's one of Jackson's psychological horrors—[stepping] to the precipice of danger before all tension releases with a cut.

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  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★½

    The "Twilight Zone" nature of it all could easily make way towards full-blown aliens, but Patterson holds course to keep things subdued and focused on reactions instead.

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  • Capone

    Capone

    ★★★½

    A "Twilight Zone" riff on the "This is Your Life" template wherein the subject is transported through a Jacob's Ladder-esque hole towards oblivion.

    my full review at The Film Stage and archived

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Where so many Hollywood-ized "gay" stories end on a positive note of rebirth and optimism, Guadagnino is helming a love story unafraid to highlight the suffering one always contains. Love is only able to live up to its name if its absence rips out your heart to the point of numbing yourself from ever risking such pure emotion again. Love isn't sex. Love is pain.

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