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  • Boundaries

    Boundaries

    [W/O]

    (0:31)

    Three professional women are not taken seriously by their fat male superiors in backwater Canada. Their continued denigration is punctuated by some unlistenable "jazz." Another fine selection from New Directors / New Films 2017, and their lone Canadian discovery. Mind-boggling.

  • Person to Person

    Person to Person

    ★★★½

    [7]

    An utter delight. A film that probably shouldn't work. It's all over the place yet disciplined. It projects a sense of cool indifference about its characters and its plotlines until you realize that everything was worked through to the very end, and everyone depicted in the film was shaped with great affection. You think all the stories are going to intersect. You worry. Then you suspect that none of the stories will actually intersect. You're relieved, even if that…

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  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★★

    [6]

    I miss the old Kiyoshi. The can't-be-sold Kiyoshi. Back in the fold Kiyoshi. That was the bold Kiyoshi. Remember Cure Kiyoshi? That wasn't your Kiyoshi? 'Cause that was my Kiyoshi. Damn, that was fly, Kiyoshi! You came with Kairo, Kiyoshi. That shit was fire, Kiyoshi! Even Bright Future Kiyoshi, that ill repute Kiyoshi. I dug it all, Kiyoshi. So why'd you stall, Kiyoshi? And then that Journey to the Shore? You got some gall, Kiyoshi!

    I miss the real…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game

    ★★

    [4]

    If you happen to follow my Twitter feed, you'll know that I've already gotten a bit hot and bothered about this film. In retrospect, it was probably a good deal of energy wasted, or at least misdirected. I tend to forget that useless dreck like The Imitation Game is pimped on every streetcorner around Oscar season by an industry that considers movies as product, not art. Most of the time, that product is slathered in Adam Sandler, and it…