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  • Starlet

    Starlet

    ★★★★½

    SFV is beautiful, as is this film.

  • Mala Noche

    Mala Noche

    ★★★★★

    The last time I saw Marty Christensen he and his girlfriend were walking south on 12th, I and my girlfriend were walking north. Just as we were about to pass, Marty barfed into a convenient parking lot. I remember thinking that either he had been drinking and was truly sick or that this was a comment on what Marty thought of me and that he possessed an exquisitely controlled ability to barf at will. I suspect it was the latter.…

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  • A Short Film About Love

    A Short Film About Love

    ★★½

    This is a short film about what love is not: women as observed sex object; women catering to solipsistic male sex fantasies; tolerance for stalking and sexual harassment; the assumption that women yearn for any attention no matter how harmful. The film is worth watching for Kieslowski's skillful use of composition, lighting and color but it is a study of dated values that have been challenged by feminist ideology and gender politics.

  • Electra, My Love

    Electra, My Love

    ★★★★½

    In 1974, an unrelenting brownness was spreading across the world. Natural was the password and organic was becoming more than a branch of chemistry. The Marxist ideologies of 1968 were still in the air. Hippiedom was on its deathbed but still breathing as it became co-opted and institutionalized. A disillusioned baby boom generation was settling for tweed, corduroy and shag haircuts. Still looking for answers, our eyes settled on the perceived values of pre-industrial cultures to salve the atrocities of…