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Recent reviews

  • Against Time

    Against Time

    Damn. Quarantine was good for Russell. My favorite of his films since the old days of Trypps.

  • The Anniversary Party

    The Anniversary Party


    First half: 4 stars. Second half: 2 stars.

Popular reviews

  • Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?

    Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?


    Fassbinder uses the same trick over and over again throughout this film. A sequence begins in closeup or in a two shot. There's a conversation. And then, gradually, the camera pulls back to reveal one or two other people who serve as an audience. It's their presence that generates the tension, the awkwardness, the anxiety. This is Fassbinder's FACES -- a story told in reaction shots.

  • Gravity



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I don't even know how to watch movies like this anymore. I assume this script is what happens when you decide to make a small character film that requires tens of millions of dollars' worth of special effects. I kept thinking about the Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts movie at the end of The Player.

    I've come up with one scenario where this film isn't aggressively stupid. You know how the entire script is built around the idea that Sandra…