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  • Babo 73

    Babo 73

    ★★★½

    A little bit Richard "Bed Sitting Room" Lester, a little bit Andy Warhol does Idiocracy. Very much a product of its time and culture, this satire/farce is kind of dated but still fun. It's also very, very ballsy, politically incorrect before that was a thing.

  • Senn

    Senn

    ★★★

    Pretty much 84 minutes of hippy dippy wish fulfillment, Senn might feel like a waste of time for a lot of filmgoers. Either you're already on board with its message, in which case you'll impatiently roll your eyes because you're in the choir it's preaching to, or you're not, in which case you'll probably not make it through the first half hour and the rest will make you wish you'd stopped. There is zero dramatic tension as the characters are…

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    I'm a fan of Jose Saramago, so I was excited to see this adaptation of his novel, The Double. It did not disappoint, though I'm still trying to figure out all the weird spider imagery. It must be Jungian, in which the spider is sort of a negative mother figure. For all that mom is Isabella Rosselini, there are some mom issues here. And lots of others.

  • A Field in England

    A Field in England

    ★★★★

    The cinematography is the real star of this one. The stunning visuals heighten both the horrific battles and the psychedelic craziness. It was extra trippy for me, a Wyoming girl, as the sepia tones made of what is surely a verdant English field look a sere and blonde one, so what was surely mist looked like a dust devil and it all looked way closer to home than it was.

    A warning at the beginning of the film is to…

  • Stingray Sam

    Stingray Sam

    ★★★★★

    Almost indescribably delightful. The closest I can come to a description is the following equation: Monty Python + Firefly + Hedwig and the Angry Inch = Stingray Sam. LOVE IT.

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    ★★★½

    So much charm you may vomit. As my mother observed as the end credits roll, "what a nice movie!" And nice it most certainly is. Not challenging, not surprising, just very, very nice. Every scene is a pretty pretty postcard picture of La France. Also, do not watch on an empty stomach. Even watching this after dinner made me very, very upset that the nearest Indian restaurant is over a hundred miles -- not feet, MILES -- away.

  • The American Astronaut

    The American Astronaut

    ★★★★★

    Not since Richard Lester's The Bed Sitting Room has a weird little piece of lo-fi sci-fi so stolen my heart with its sheer WTFery. Throw in some delicious eye candy (Cory McAbee rocks the mutton chops like Jackman playing Wolverine, but on McAbee they look like they belong) and outrageously fun song and dance numbers and you have... well, I don't know what exactly you have, but I love it.

  • A Dangerous Method

    A Dangerous Method

    ★★★★

    I'm not generallyally a fan of Keira Knightley so I put off viewing this some (though I live the rest of the cast), but she really impressed me this time. Nice performances from Fassbender and Mortensen and Gadon, nice production design, but of course it all had to take the point of view that Jung and Spielrein were physically involved., which bah. Not your typical Cronenberg film, by the way. Solid four stars.

  • Drowning by Numbers

    Drowning by Numbers

    ★★★★★

    Sacha Vierney's most gorgeous work in partnership with Greenaway. Every frame is a painting. Perfect cast. Perfectly bizarre script. I never get tired of this film.

  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

    The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

    ★★★★★

    My favorite of the trilogy. More anon.

  • The Falls

    The Falls

    ★★★★★

    A bizarre film full of bizarre ideas, birds, Tulse Luper and Cissie Colpitts. Weirdly 're-watchable.