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  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★★

    All love stories come to an end. Terrence Malick has spent his entire career surveying the weight of this inevitability, creating deeply felt films about forlorn couples tumbling toward heartbreak at the speed of a racing pulse. So much beauty exists in the slow breakdown of emotions that the camera rarely stops surveying for new details. Reconciling this formal vitality with deeply felt melancholy is an essential part of experiencing the filmmaker’s kinetic world-view.

    Song to Song, Malick’s monumentally moving…

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  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★★½

    In this postmodern acid wash nightmare called 21st century America, some of us no longer have the ability to register rock bottom. We just spiral deeper into the neon abyss, documenting our own demise by way of pop culture and ego and delusion. Complex emotion is meaningless. The momentum of deceit is unstoppable. Those contemplating the limits of excess are either delusional or weak, unnecessary, disposable. As a result, the Culture teaches us to be cold, unfeeling, and obsessive to the pursuit of nothing else but those boobies y'all. We are what we lust after, and we are lusting after self-destruction. Mission Accomplished.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★

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

    The highs of low tech, the lows of high tech. Sensory clashes overwhelm plot. Mann's first pure romance film since MOHICANS. The action scenes are expectedly great, but there's a new wrinkle of humanity and romanticism here. At one point a character has just confessed her husband died in 9/11, then seconds later she lies on the ground riddled with bullets. Mann cuts from a CU of her face to a POV of a massive skyscraper, inferring the end of…