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  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★½

    Rebecca Hall's performance is reason enough to see this film. There's not much else, to be honest. It's commentary on violence on television, on mental health, on ambition are all better explored in other places. But there is something about the title character and how Hall embodies and portrays her that is mesmerizing.

  • Kicking and Screaming

    Kicking and Screaming

    ★★★

    Recent college grads, with no job prospects, hanging around their college hometown, or still inextricably tied to their parents life -- these descriptors, in 1995, were saved for Liberal Arts students. Now, you could describe 90% of recent college grads this way. Even Van Wilder wouldn't play the same way to a contemporary audience anymore.

    None the less, Kicking and Screaming was not as impressive, to me as Baumbach's other films including Frances Ha, The Meyerowitz Stories and The Squid…

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  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★½

    More Lea Seydoux. Less everything else, please.

    Also, where did the Sam Mendes of REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and JARHEAD go? I want that guy back.

  • Things to Come

    Things to Come

    ★★★★★

    There's a passage from Rousseau that Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert who is, perhaps next to Juliette Binoche and Maggie Cheung, the best working actress in the world) teaches to her students in the 3rd act of this film. It is a passage about desire supplanting or superseding happiness. That it is the expectation of something good happening that brings true pleasure. That it is this hope for things to come that is the source of pleasure. Not the things themselves coming…