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  • Mary



    "The perfect movie is 90 minutes of pure cinema." - Abel Ferrara, 2017

    Now, this is definitely a rather vague statement, but it fits perfectly here, in what I think might be Ferrara's best film so far. There's so much packed into just this 83 minutes: technology, modernity & religion - and how are the three reconciled. Technology actually gets off the easiest here: cell phones become the only way Whitaker and Binoche can communicate over two completely different landscapes, where…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    Hate this movie so much that it's probably David Ehrlich's favorite film of all time

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  • Good Time

    Good Time


    "I got beat up. I'm the victim here."
    "Cross the room if you've ever been blamed for something you didn't do."

    Many months before the films North American release, I joked that Good Time looked like "a modern-day Phil Karlson picture" so I was doubly pleasantly surprised when I found that this film approximated that feeling. In his annual love-letter to Cannes, Mark Peranson called the film "a kind of Dionysian New York Gesamtkunstwerk....immersion without identification." Where Good Time…

  • Blackhat



    "No-one's ever gotten this close before."

    I was going to write that this is the most adventurous film made in Hollywood since Heaven's Gate, but what is that compared to calling it Mann's best movie? It's both a culmination and expansion of hundreds of ideas Mann has toyed with since Thief. But there's something new here: this is a movie about collectives, not individuals, and the most beautiful thing about this movie is watching these characters learn to respect, trust…