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  • Cats

    Cats

    ★★★

    “Meow” - Ian Mckellen

    I had a strange thought while watching this yesterday; I remembered something my friend Rodrigo told me 20 years ago after watching “Requiem for a Dream.” He said that Ellen Burstyn’s character made him want to go home and hug his mother. Needless to say after watching this, I went home and hugged my cats.  

    What can I say about this that hasn’t already been said? It’s not as bad as people would have you…

  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    ★★★★½

    There is a dry coldness to the first act that slowly erodes throughout the film until it boils over into an absolutely chaotic and visceral riot sequence.  Despite there being 46 years and projected celluloid light between the audience and that sequence, it still felt very immediate and pretty scary.  Though the second and third act operate on a small scale, it still feels like a more sizable event is unfolding, and it never strays into the “too goofy” territory.…

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  • Shaft

    Shaft

    Ill-conceived.

  • Horse Girl

    Horse Girl

    ★★★★

    I like it!

    BUT

    I completely understand why others are not liking it.

    Brie is VERY good.

    This movie is crazy.

    Warning: Not for fans of sensitive portrayals of mental illness.

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  • S Is for Stanley

    S Is for Stanley

    ★★★

    Emilio,

    Write my review.

    Love, S.

  • Ladyworld

    Ladyworld

    ★★★★★

    "Amanda Kramer is the female Fassbender" -- Amanda Kramer

    "I hope you enjoy it, actually, I hope it's excruciating and it ruins your day." Amanda Kramer on her film, "Ladyworld."

    So regarding the expectation game, going into this screening, I was not expecting to like this, as I had seen a previous short by Kramer that I did not like.

    Perhaps my favorite film of the festival, it got off to a good start by not being for everyone. It's…