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  • Dolores Claiborne

    Dolores Claiborne

    ★★★

    All of the Deleuzian crystal-images in the world can't really paper over the scenery chewing and Elfman's melodramatic score, but Bates and Leigh are spiky in complementary, compelling ways.

    50/100

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★½

    Flanagan does a lot of good work in making this difficult to adapt material work on screen, but doesn't quite manage to make the ending stick.

    60/100

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    Hitchcock’s masterwork, better than any other, reminds us of two truisms of cinema: to look is to remember and to remember is to impose. The hypnotic spirals that haunt every facet of the visual design and even the trademark dolly zoom effect take us deeper into the image, to the point that it threatens to swallow us, much as the past threatens to engulf Scottie. Of course these geometrical chasms are metaphorically vaginal, making Vertigo the great masterpiece about sexual…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

    2014: The Year We Remake Contact

    75/100