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KateSherrod has written 22 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Circle of Power

    Circle of Power

    ★★★

    I watched this after hearing about it on The Dream podcast (I've been on a pyramid scheme/MLM kick lately, like so many of us). I was not prepared for the lurid, prurient insanity of this film. The fact that it's supposed to be only a slightly fictionalized account of the mandatory training programs of Holiday Magic is hard to stomach but not really surprising.

    I wish this whole industry straight to the devil.

  • Suburbicon

    Suburbicon

    ★★★

    Full review over at zee blog.

  • Kon-Tiki

    Kon-Tiki

    ★★★★

  • Deer Boy

    Deer Boy

    ★★★★

    Actual review of this 15-minute gem can be found at Sonneteer at the Cinema!

  • Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

    Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

    ★★★★

    This, too, has been sonnetized for your protection.

  • That Sugar Film

    That Sugar Film

    ★★★★

    One of the more entertaining entries in the OMGEVILFOOOD genre, owing a lot to Morgan Spurlock. Interludes by the likes of Stephen Fry keep it lively and a little silly, but well, if one has seen Sue Perkins and Giles Coren do this same schtick (establish baseline health, go on crazy diet, follow up to see the damage) through centuries of historical cuisines, this isn't quite as satisfying.

    Trigger warning: about 50 minutes in, there is a scene involving some…

  • The White Countess

    The White Countess

    ★★★

    Full review over at zee blog.

  • The Trench

    The Trench

    ★★★½

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★½

    Some distractingly bad dialogue ("complexing" occurred a lot), turning what should have been a major character into a prop that didn't even get a name, and a lot of bad technobabble made this kind of a dumb film getting in the way of neat ideas. Watch Europa Report instead.

  • War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

    War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

    ★★★★★

    Pierre at Borodino is over of the most ridiculous and perfect sequences in film.

  • War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky

    War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky

    ★★★★★

    I still lose it when the army first marches into Austria, singing away, unaware how boned they already are. That and the Daniel Cooper are my favorite scenes in this one.

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★

    Everybody else has already said everything about this film. Everybody either loves it passionately or hates it just as passionately. Its worthy of both evaluations, I suppose. I for one find it bewitching from beginning to end (except maybe the sepia toned tour of downtown Tokyo toward the beginning, which really does just go on for too long but I know why it's there).