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  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    [W/O]

    (0:30)

    Melanie Lynskey does her level best to elevate this hackneyed twaddle, but never once does it resemble actual human interaction.

    Being, as we are, in the middle of Cannes 2017, where the theatrical (non-) prospects of Netflix-distributed films like Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories are a hot button issue, I was reminded to check out I Don't Feel at Home, which was, after all, the Grand Prize winner at this year's Sundance. Personally, I can't even imagine this…

  • Miss Kiet's Children

    Miss Kiet's Children

    [W/O]

    (1:00)

    This is a perfectly pleasant documentary about a Dutch schoolteacher and her elementary class, notable because it happens to house a substantial number of recent Syrian immigrants. Miss Kiet is a firm but loving teacher, and through her these children are getting one of the best possible introductions to Western culture imaginable.

    It isn't perfect, however. Since it is a Dutch immersion program, the students are not allowed to speak Arabic, which causes a significant amount of stress…

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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…