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  • Ismael's Ghosts

    Ismael's Ghosts

    ★★½

    Desplechin is aging badly.

  • Eureka

    Eureka

    ★★½

    Sure, it looks nice, but it is built on psychologically dubious and shaky grounds. It wears its serene and quiet atmosphere like a badge of honor, but then when it's time to communicate some grand message to the viewers, it switches to hitting them on the head with blunt, clumsy, small outbursts of violence and intensity, and dumb 'listen carefully, this is important' lines of dialogue. The serial killer sub-plot is utterly unconvincing. This sort of mixing and matching of…

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  • Cars 3

    Cars 3

    I'm going to commemorate this movie with a short review, because this was the first time I take my son to the movies. We actually almost never made it past the arcade and crane claw machines at the entrance, but we eventually moved on. As the interminable stream of trailers, ads and 'featurettes' rolled on, he got frustrated and asked for the remote control, so he could fast forward through this nonsense, as he does at home. I explained there…

  • The Wind Will Carry Us

    The Wind Will Carry Us

    ★★★★★

    City prick goes to a remote village to shoot a funeral, flirts with a peasant, rides a motorcycle in a field of wheat. The bottomless beauty of the cosmos.