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  • The Creation of the Humanoids
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  • Just Pals
  • The Woman Who Powders Herself

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  • Now or Never

    ★★★

  • The Kirlian Witness

    ★★★

  • The Whistle

    ★★★

  • Souls on the Road

    ★★½

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  • Now or Never

    Now or Never

    ★★★

    Longer than a two-reeler, but not really feature-length; that actually was a pretty good niche for Harold Lloyd. Sorta ambitious, but still basic enough that the sitcom elements sit naturaly.

  • The Kirlian Witness

    The Kirlian Witness

    ★★★

    Sister-bonds and girling a la Girlfriends, but embedded in a framework of very visible patriarchal control; male brutality can break out at any moment for any reason, and these women are vaguely aware of that even before one of them gets murdered. Also lots of 1st-gen new age woo. And mid-seventies Soho NYC as a backdrop

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  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Glib and carelessly-imagined ode to privilege. I tried to ignore my distaste for the superficial artsiness of the characters, but after the scene where the blonde girl decided it would be kicks to go to a slummy-looking neighborhood and photograph sex-workers I just couldn't. Esp. when the SW were all "Hello, American Lady Woman! We love you! Come taste the wines and cheeses of my village!"

    An art-adjacent lifestyle is one thing, an arts career is another.

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    ★★★

    If this were by a female director, it'd be a compelling menstrual-hut-power fantasy ode to Goddess Reproductive Magic, but that's not a movie that any man could make, so...

    Disturbing crypto-pedo fantasy that reads like Charles Dodgson and Roman Polanski brainstorming on heavy doses of MDMA.

    It's got vampires + a very girly magic-realism drawn from fairy-tales and dream-work. A bit kitsch, innit? In a good way, though, like a lo-fi Nazareno Cruz.