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  • Tommaso

    Tommaso

    ★★★½

    Writer/director Abel Ferrara's Tommaso is an increasingly unsettling dissection of a man's mind, as it's driven to the brink by anxiety, frustration, envy, and entitlement. It's an intimate and understanding film, and that's why it's so disturbing.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

  • Shirley

    Shirley

    ★★½

    Never meet your heroes, they say, and that aphorism and its implications are at the cold heart of Shirley. The movie isn't a biography of author Shirley Jackson, best known for her novels and short stories driven by psychological and sociological horror, but its story, which features the writer as a major player, is clearly meant to mirror the tone and outlook of her work.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

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  • Last Ounce of Courage

    Last Ounce of Courage

    ½

    This is the movie equivalent of a spoiled child having a temper tantrum, stomping around the room, and, through the whole thing, repeatedly falling down. It would be easy to be annoyed with the movie if it weren't so unaware of how damn funny its display of pointless outrage is.

  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    Mortdecai is the stuff that inspires stipulations in wills, as in, "Have some basic decency on the event of my passing, and don't let people bring up that one movie." On the more positive side of things, it's also one of those movies that will likely be a, if not the, low point for everyone involved, which theoretically means that everyone here only has better things to look forward to in the future of their careers. Even so, this one is going to sting.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.