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  • Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

    Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

    ★★★½

    I'm interested in the story of Big Star, and the seventies counterculture in general, and so I very much enjoyed this film. I particularly liked the film's digressions, such as a trip to the rural Mississippi home of Mary Dickinson, widow of the producer of Big Star's third album, Jim Dickinson, who embraced both life and decay in equal measure. Many other colorful characters are interviewed, including Big Star members Jody Stephens and Andy Hummel, various Memphis producers, rock critics,…

  • Blume In Love

    Blume In Love

    ★★½

    Well, there are some enjoyable scenes, particularly the ones featuring Kristofferson. And then Blume commits a heinous, unforgivable act. And, yet, at the end of the picture, he is forgiven for this act. So the end really rang hollow for me, and I didn't get it. Ebert gave the film 4 stars and named it his fourth favorite film of 1973. I dearly wish Ebert was still with us; would he rate the film so highly were he to re-watch…

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  • The Imposter

    The Imposter

    ★★★★½

    Expertly crafted documentary. Dark and ominous from the outset. The interviews tell the story perfectly. I had read a New Yorker article on the subject, so the material was not unfamiliar to me, but I still found this telling totally compelling. This film should have received more attention last year; it deserves an audience.

  • Home

    Home

    ★★★½

    I have a relatively low tolerance for noise, so I would have great difficulty coping with having a highway in my front yard. In other words, I would not stick around. Isabelle Huppert's character in HOME also has a low tolerance for noise, but she insists on sticking around when a dormant highway comes to life right next to her family's house. She is stuck and therefore her family is stuck; the rest of the family is willing to move,…