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  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

    ★★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

  • Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

  • Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

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  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

    The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

    ★★★★

    Sundance Film Festival 2022 #1
    (Opening Night)

    "It's Walt Whitman. Now *he* was a homo!"

    Is there a formal opposite for narrative/textual dissonance? Textual harmony? Whatever it is, this movie is an exercise in it. 

    Two Girls in Love is a movie about just that. Two girls in love. It’s not particularly complicated or experimental, philosophical or contemplative. In fact, if it was a man and a woman as the subjects, I’d maybe go so far as to say it’s rote. …

  • The Bourne Identity

    The Bourne Identity

    ★★★½

    Simultaneously very influential, and also heavily flawed. Damon is good, but the movie probably gains a whole star purely on style alone. The pulsing early 2000s euro-house and crunchy shaky cam still weirdly hold up in a way.

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  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

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

    I was originally only going to write a small epigraph for this.. film.. but I decided that I needed to really put on the heavy-weight gloves here.

    Back in 2014, I made a list of directors who I saw as being rising stars. I had people like Jeff Nichols, Rian Johnson, and Shane Carruth on that list. I also had Colin Trevorrow, whose only previous credits of note were Safety Not Guaranteed and I Want To Fuck Your Mom (that's…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    Not new or revelatory at all, but always bears repeating: the trash monster is just LA.