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  • Nocturama

    Nocturama

    ★½

    The one and a half stars are for the cute boy in drag lip synching to Shirley Bassey singing "My Way".

  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    ★★

    The worst thing that could have happened to Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, is the availability of 1971 version. It’s on HBO and has been playing heavily in repertory cinemas. One can't help but compare and Coppola's version doesn't come out well in the comparison.

    The story unfolds during the Civil War at a Southern girls’ boarding school. An injured Union soldier (Colin Farrell) is given refuge and tended to by the women at the school including the headmistress Miss Farnsworth…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★

    Spike Jonze's Her is unique. It is unlike any other movie I've seen this year - or any year for that matter. It is aesthetically beautiful, succeeding in building a complete "new" world. Architecture, clothes and above all how people communicate with each other. And it doesn't feel the need to fill you in on this world with tiring exposition. The viewer just discovers it as the movie goes along.

    Set in Los Angeles sometime in the near future, it…

  • Two Days, One Night

    Two Days, One Night

    ★★★★½

    This is my second viewing. I think Cotillard's performance will be as influential as Brando's Stanley. The naturalness she brings and the disappearing act she performs are unprecedented. The critics got it right and actors will be studying and imitating her for years.