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  • Interiors

    Interiors

    ★★★½

    In his first dramatic film, Woody Allen paid homage to one of his greatest cinematic heroes, Ingmar Bergman. Indeed, every frame of INTERIORS seems almost haunted by Bergman, from Gordon Willis' chilly cinematography, to the hushed, portentous atmosphere, it certainly feels like a lost Bergman film, even if it often lacks the legendary Swedish director's depth.

    The story of three adult sisters whose family is torn apart by their father's sudden abandonment of their controlling mother, INTERIORS has all of…

  • Three Ages

    Three Ages

    ★★★

    Buster Keaton's first feature (if you don't count THE SAPHEAD, which was neither conceived nor directed by Keaton), THREE AGES is an ambitious parody of D.W. Griffith's INTOLERANCE, following three different love stories over three different eras. Keaton plays three different unlucky-in-love saps; a caveman, a Roman centurian, and a modern man, all trying to woo women in spite of her family's preference for a wealthier, stronger man.

    I love the little details of this thing. The roman numeral license…

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  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

    ★★★★½

    Clint Eastwood is perhaps one of the most quintessentially American directors, so it is no surprise that he chose to tackle such a quintessential story of American heroism, in the form of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL credited with being the deadliest sniper in US history. In the process, Eastwood delivers his finest film since GRAN TORINO, and one of the very best films yet to deal with the Iraq war. He presents us with a man who represents the…

  • The Way He Looks

    The Way He Looks

    ★★★★½

    Blind teenager Leo and Giovana are the best of friends and constant companions. But when handsome stranger Gabriel moves to town, his presence threatens to come between them, as Leo finds himself more and more romantically drawn to Gabriel in ways he never thought possible. A tender and beautiful coming of age tale that perfectly captures teenage romantic angst and sexual awakening in a very real and honest way. Sensual without feeling exploitative, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a wonderful film, a truly touching love story that captures growing up in all of its messy, awkward, sometimes painful beauty.