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  • In a Year with 13 Moons

    In a Year with 13 Moons

    ★★★½

    It's stunning how well Fassbinder sets up this exceedingly lonely world with what's essentially only a cheesy horoscope, before continuing to capture that sense of loneliness in the most dreadful way possible. All of Elvira's meaningful connections are made too late, and everybody intersects only briefly with each other before carrying on to their own lonely end. It's a scary kind of purgatory where your choices are always incorrect or terribly timed. Oh also also the lighting is great and…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★

    Loved this to pieces, but I do think I prefer self-deprecating Edgar Wright to slick and almost masturbatorily self-referential Edgar Wright (though, to his credit, it never gets as frustrating as that fare usually does -- his references are sick, just a bit too much maybe).

    It starts off with a relatively clean getaway and has fun one-upping itself with each subsequent scene, but then it gets messy. After a while, one starts to get the nagging (albeit easily shakable)…

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  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    ★★

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    MODERN EDIT: LET THIS SIT AS A CAPSULE OF HOW I WROTE IN 2014 WHEN THIS MOVIE CAME OUT. WHY THIS ONE BLEW UP I'LL NEVER KNOW.

    David Fincher loves his psychopaths.

    Gone Girl , his newest film, features plenty.

    The movie followers a couple: Amy Elliot and Nick Dunne, who are having some marital problems. On the morning of their five year anniversary, she disappears, leaving nothing but a suspiciously pristine home and a peculiar destroyed glass table. This…