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  • Out of Exile

    ★★★★

  • Trancers

    ★★★★

  • Stars at Noon

    ★★★★★

  • The Sawyer Massacre

    ★★★

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  • Out of Exile

    Out of Exile

    ★★★★

    Kyle Kauwika Harris' latest offering is the meanest motor scooter in the rec room. Out of Exile is a triumph, a crime saga that homages the genre, blending elements from the giants of the pantheon and then distilling them through a quiet dirge that focuses on the moments in between. What suspiciously appears as a heist story is revealed to be a rumination on family, loyalty, and the inescapable truth of the sins of past. Featuring an outrageously talented ensemble,…

  • Trancers

    Trancers

    ★★★★

    The 1980's were an esoteric cinematic dream, filled with endless horror and science fiction franchises that haunted the shelves of now long extinct VHS rental stores. One of the architects behind such franchises was Charles Band, the founder of Full Moon Features, the studio responsible for Puppet Master, Subspecies, and Castle Freak. Prior to forming the production company, Band directed what is quite possibly one of the most iconic films of the decade, Trancers. Blending neo noir cliches with science…

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    Second Sight: The Poetry of A Ghost Story

    2017. Directed by David Lowery.

    Films like David Lowery's A Ghost Story are secondhand treasures. They are discarded, often lonely vessels bound with the spirits of someone else's life, viewed through the lenses of personal experience and regret. It is these stolen memories that often resonate within us, reminding us of the power of one's first kiss or the formidable magic of childlike imagination as we trace our hands across a dusty…

  • Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★★★★

    The Hollywood of Andrew Dominik's design is a nightmare wonderland, full of broken dreams and poisoned promises. Based on Joyce Carol Oates massive tome, Blonde is a fictional accounting of the life and death of Norma Jean Mortensen, whose alter ego, Marilyn Monroe is considered to be one of the most iconic symbols of Americana. A brutal, grotesque sojourn into the darkness of a world without law or morality, this is without a doubt the most uncomfortable and polarizing cinematic…