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  • The Souvenir Part II

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  • Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

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  • Eternals

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  • Diabolique

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  • The Souvenir Part II

    The Souvenir Part II

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    2019โ€™s The Souvenir was a film that Joanna Hogg made out of her own experience, an affecting but acidic, autobiographical look at a troubled relationship of her youth and the friction between her memories of it now and her perception of it at the time. To my eyes, it is an incredible look at that slipperiness of perception and of memory, and how sometimes the most unexpected and unwanted things have the most sticking power.*

    The basic plot of Theโ€ฆ

  • Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

    Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

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    Bluebeardโ€™s Eighth Wife is like being introduced to the first act of a classic Screwball Comedy, and then observing as it does a series of Jagerbombs in your living room, gradually becoming more bizarre, more goofy, more manic, and sometimes even more troubling as it stretches to feature length.

    Gary Cooper plays an entitled rich man whose serial monogamy is effectually an outgrowth of his misogynistic attitude that women exist to fulfill his fancy. Claudette Colbert plays his whip-smart, sharp-wittedโ€ฆ

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

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    This is not really a review.

    What do yall think about theaters having certain showings in "Taser Rooms", where everyone attending voluntarily signs waivers and agrees to watch the movie in otherwise normal theater recliners that are fitted with decibal sensors which trigger electric shocks via the seats if talking is either too loud, too long, or too frequent?

    If I were a billionaire, I would greenlight this plan with my own theater chain, be hailed as a fascist andโ€ฆ

  • Late Spring

    Late Spring

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    A film about transition, but furthermore, a film that embodies transition.

    There is first a movie of soft humor, ostensibly low stakes, populated with ceaseless smiles, and a movie where time (and the camera) seems to move leisurely and slowly, if at all.

    And then there gradually emerges a movie laden with the silent and universal fear of loneliness, where some of the smiles can't help but give way -- not in rejection of their former joy but in evolutionโ€ฆ