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  • Ms. Purple

    Ms. Purple


    Justin Chon remains one of the true independent filmmakers I am watching closely, and I was always going to check this out when I heard about it.

    It's a bit of a mixed bag. I think there's elements that reflect a step forward - the lead performance and direction thereof, some of the shots, filmmaking and style, etc.

    However, a few elements are also a step back from his work on his previous feature, Gook. Some of the filmmaking is…

  • Hustlers



    A solidly fun movie that, to me, is being a bit overhyped right now. The best part about this movie is how it avoided to go wrong in the many, many (mostly directed-by-a-man) ways it could have.

    Docking half a star for that awful wig on Constance Wu, and those awful AWFUL bangs in particular.

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7


    It's about damn time I actually start using my Criterion Channel membership. There was never any other choice for my first film on the platform but an Agnes Varda film given her recent passing. And where better to start than this real-time rumination on life and death and life?

    Both the film and our heroine, Cleo, are radical, flighty, and utterly beautiful. Loved it