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  • The Dark and the Wicked

    The Dark and the Wicked

    ★★

    Mess.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wong doesn't tell stories so much as he explores the irrational, unexplainable ebb and flow of human behaviour. This film is the peak of his fractured, oblique filmmaking.

    Watch the way Mrs. Chan slides away from Mr. Chow, or later turns her body toward him, feel the cold smack of the rain, the steam of the noodle shop, the warmth of an embrace.

    Despite the faceless presence of the two leads' respective partners, this is a film without antagonists; the…

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  • Antebellum

    Antebellum

    ★★★½

    Jena Malone wore red lipstick for the first time and it was amazing. 

  • A Very Brady Sequel

    A Very Brady Sequel

    ★★★★★

    I still remember the uproar following the 1997 Oscars when Christine Taylor took out Best Actress for this movie over Frances McDormand in Fargo. But watching A Very Brady Sequel more than fifty years on, it’s clear that Ms. Taylor well and truly earned her statuette.