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  • Certain Women

    Certain Women

    ★★★½

    Lily Gladstone's face should have won all the awards, of course. But the Laura Dern story - with her performing emotional labor at every level for every man, and still looking content with her feet on the sweetest dog - burrowed into my heart, too.

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★½

    I forgot to log this...which maybe says something. Anyway, K Stew is amazing but the story just kind of bops around. Paris is so alluring.

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  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    ★★½

    You know what? I haven't watched BADLANDS in a while. Maybe I should watch BADLANDS again. Yeah, I think I'll do that. Watch BADLANDS again.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★

    Beneath the fears on the surface (STDs, date rape, parental abandonment) are the murkier and touchier fears (vulnerability, betrayal of trust, and death (and Death)), all presented with a languidly creepy circa-70s suburbia vibe that feels like TEXAS CHAINSAW crossed with VIRGIN SUICIDES. The explicit depiction of what happens to the victims falls flat, and it doesn't quite play fair with its own rules, but (like MYTH) the beating heart at the center of everything won't be denied.