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  • Endless Poetry

    Endless Poetry

    ★★★½

    Alejandro Jodorowsky continues the autobiographical saga he began in 2013’s The Dance of Reality, exploring his own life from the time of his family’s move to Santiago, Chile through his early adulthood (played by his own son, Adan Jodorowsky) trying to become a poet among other bohemian artists, and up to his departure for Paris in 1952. There’s a wildly episodic quality to the narrative, despite some vague attempts to connect everything to Alejandro’s contentious relationship with his father (another…

  • Beach Rats

    Beach Rats

    ★★★½

    Writer/director Eliza Hittman—following up her 2013 Sundance feature It Felt Like Love—continues to find poetry in young people trying to figure out their sexual identity. Here, she tells the story of Frankie (Harris Dickinson), a Brooklyn youth who hides his interest in gay chat sites while putting on a straight front with his buddies, his family and a local girl (Madeline Weinstein) whom he begins dating. Hittman frames Frankie’s flailing and aimless days—living at home, seemingly unemployed and hanging with…

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  • Experimenter

    Experimenter

    ★★★½

    That was an entertaining and informative movie!
    [You must say more.]
    But that's all I really have to say. I'm glad I saw it. It was good.
    [The format requires you to say more.]
    I won't. What if I cause harm to my #brand by just blathering when I've said all I needed to say?
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    WE ARE FINISHED HERE.

  • Ricki and the Flash

    Ricki and the Flash

    ★★★★

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

    I did a short capsule thing if you want the basics without spoilers; it is here for your enjoyment and edification.

    Now, below, we got SPOILERS, and you are hereby warned.
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    I really wish I had time & an assignment to write 1,000 words simply on the way music is used in Ricki and the Flash. I'm not just talking about the performances, or how Demme directs them; the "Drift Away" scene in particular has plenty of people…