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  • The Illustrated Man

    The Illustrated Man

    ★½

    This was like Black Mirror long before Black Mirror was. Really though, the highlight is the little dog, Peke, who seems more than thrilled to live in a burlap sack Rod Steiger carries around.

  • The Good Earth

    The Good Earth

    ★★★½

    This film is why you need to still look at older, outdated representations of race in film because it is fascinating. Yes, it makes up white actors to look Asian, but it also:

    Told a story with an all-Asian set of characters in 1937
    Cast Asian actors in sympathetic parts
    Featured fine white actors putting forth their best effort to portray their roles with dignity

    That does not excuse the ignorance, but it was fascinating to see how far a…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ½

    Quit after 40 minutes when I realized I was jealous of the extra in the film who died adrift at sea.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★½

    I normally don't like day-in-the-life movies, but every character in this Coen Brothers gem is so compelling and interesting I found myself going with the flow. Throw in a delightful soundtrack and the CoBros have yet another winner on their hands.