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  • Lovemobil

    Lovemobil

    ★★★★

    "While a difficult movie to absorb for its subject matter and unflinching perspective, it is a powerhouse of raw cinema, little to which can offer much competition or comparison. This experience sparked deep melancholy, silent anger, and a whole host of other emotions, but it predominantly impressed upon me as a profoundly empathetic film made with extraordinary care. Lovemobil is an observational documentary at its core, flanked by an intoxicating atmosphere and highly contemplative editorial sense, and provides this year with one of its most formidable docs."

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  • Dark Waters

    Dark Waters

    ★★★

    The information is critical, has a handful of creative flourishes, and the acting is top-notch. However, the film lacks a concise editorial rhythm, banks on statistics more than the human element needed to establish tangible drama and humanity within the narrative, and the cinematography by the normally impressive Ed Lachman is disappointingly bland and the least interesting collaboration he’s yet had with Todd Haynes.

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  • Dreaming Machine

    Dreaming Machine

    "He began working on what would have been his final film, Dreaming Machine, which he worked on until a month before he died from pancreatic cancer at just 46 years old. Even after his sudden passing in 2010, Madhouse head Masao Maruyama said that Kon's final “robot road movie,” was still in production, with roughly six-hundred shots of the planned 1500 having been animated. Eventually, after several hands passing the project around (including Kon's assistant director Yoshimi Itazu), mixed with…

  • Hal

    Hal

    ★★★★★

    Hal Ashby was one of the finest cinematic craftsmen who ever lived, with an astonishing career boasting some of the most seminal films from the 70s film history vault. His awe-inspiring editorial instinct and directorial aptitude courses through each project; a sublime talent inspiring subsequent generations of filmmakers to the present day. Editor-turned-director Amy Scott follows in the idyllic artist’s footsteps, cutting her teeth with a debut feature deconstructing the man and his obsessive genius that successfully (and repeatedly) captured…