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  • Dog Star Man

    Dog Star Man

    ★★★

    The prelude is creative but too abstract and nonsensical for my tastes. Part 1 was interesting but got pretty tedious and repetitive. Part 2 was the highlight, short and sweet, meditative and creative. Part 3 was like a blend of Part 2 and the prelude which was pretty cool. Part 4 was interesting but I didn't get much out of it. I can't really say I loved it since the prelude and Part 1 made up 2/3 of the whole thing, but it was a unique experience and it's worth at least giving it a shot.

  • The Immigrant

    The Immigrant

    ★★★½

    This is good film, but it feels cold and distant when it should be harsh but inviting. No matter how good Cotillard (she's great) and Phoenix (he's good) are and how meaningful and relevant the thematic content of the struggle for survival as an immigrant is, the actual narrative shows its construction a bit too much to let the film as a whole fully succeed. I may momentarily feel Cotillard's struggles, but then I see yet another of the many…

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  • The Kiss

    The Kiss

    ★★

    I think this guy cares more about his mustache than the woman.

  • Indochina: Children Gathering Rice Scattered by Western Women

    Indochina: Children Gathering Rice Scattered by Western Women

    ★★★½

    Probably not their intention, but this is a pretty revealing portrait of colonialism. Not the exploitative part (that part is just implied), but the more insidious conception of moral superiority and submission.