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  • Long Day's Journey into Night

    Long Day's Journey into Night

    ★★½

    All the formal flare, topped off by an astoundingly complex 3D tracking shot that lasts 50 minutes, is certainly impressive. But it's still thouroughly unsatisfying when connected to storytelling that's such a jumbled fucking mess.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★

    Welcome to the film that's sure to launch a thousand animated GIFs and midnight screenings for the next couple of decades. Nicolas Cage's particular brand of over the top is put to perfect use in a revenge story so stylized you may briefly forget that there are movies out there without chainsaw duels and ornate battle axes forged in... I dunno, that home forge out back of the house or something?

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  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★½

    Rachels Weisz and McAdams, along with Alessandro Nivola, give impressive performances that ooze with stifled emotion wholly appropriate for a story about true love suppressed by religion. And Lelio's direction deals with the balance of subtle emotional moments and rightfully overbearing religiosity and its attached symbolism in a masterful way. At heart, it's a classical chamber drama with a 21st century sensibility.

  • Diane

    Diane

    ★★★★

    Diane is a seemingly archetypal aging white mom who, like so many of the women around her, is the focal point at the center of her own web of people with problems, all collectively part of a vast network of similar webs. In her life, polite queries of basic compassion can arrive as innocuous landmines, triggering knowing looks to wave people off to another subject. Mary Kay Place, one of the most recognizable supporting performers around, gives a remarkable lead…