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  • The Watermelon Woman

    The Watermelon Woman


    Irreverent and divine. To be an indie filmmaker in the video store 90's ... Expresses a style I admire and wish to see more - mock/self-umentary - in a gritty and unpolished way. It's creative and clever, flipping between perspectives while maintaining loosely lucid control throughout. There's a courage in this kind of confident vision that needs to be interpreted today, one that will break the mold on any genre and expose the character and heart of a story. A seminal film school flick pick for sure.
    Ranks among my all-time favorites, absolutely.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time


    Disney goes Jodorowsky? Hmm. It does reach levels of personal enlightenment unexpected for a children's film and features inspired/influenced HOLY MOUNTAIN visuals, but is entirely its own adventure. The Mrs. characters slightly bog the events down with some over-explanation but are genuine enough (and smile loudly) to suffice. Storm Reid is a bright star in the making, exuding bravery in emotional honesty and personality. The Universe remains a mystery by the end, but not so cold as it was at…

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  • 9/11


    Utterly deplorable. Horrid melodrama with a time and setting used only for dramatic exploitation. Nothing new is revealed or anything found within us, just people weeping, bickering, coughing and yelling like Nolan's Batman. When you use green screen, cgi smoke and desaturated lighting to indicate fiery conditions, you're telling me how cheap and uncreative you are. Rushed through to ... make a buck? To capitalize on ... that sweet 9/11 nostalgia we all share? Why was this movie made? It…

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night


    A devastating production that's less scary but more tragic than you'd think. It holds back on exposition and meaning, leaving the images and action to speak for themselves. At twenty-four paintings a second, never wasting a sequence, the film is like a Cormac McCarthy cover song if performed by David Lynch. That's a dangerous pairing.

    Go in knowing nothing, come out feeling everything.