California Split

California Split ★★★★

Another electric example of the tensions that make Altman films so special and strange: grimy close-ups and muddy visuals which also cleanly and elegantly use the entire widescreen, a constant avalanche of sound that's highly calibrated, the humor infused with bleakness, the shaggy vibe which is still expertly controlled.

Segal and Gould are extraordinary, of course, so good that I thought "Wow, I like these guys...also gambling addiction seems like pure hell."

4/5 is probably too low.

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