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  • Betty Tells Her Story

    Betty Tells Her Story

    ★★★★★

    Director Liane Brandon described the decision to structure her short film as two successive tellings of the same story as one borne in part out of inexperience; she tried cutting the two tellings together, but never found any workable solution; instead, she elected to break the rules and put both out as is. I can't imagine any other way I'd want it.
    There's a mesmeric quality to Betty's storytelling—she is a natural and wonderful storyteller, and I'm incredibly glad Brandon…

  • Slackers

    Slackers

    ★★½

    I'd love to see a version of this movie that ditches the Teen Sex Comedy 101 earnestness with Devon Sawa & Jaime King's characters and devotes itself more fully to the incredibly weird stuff going on with Jason Schwartzman's character & performance and all the weird, surreal stuff happening on the edges. There's a kind of Wet Hot American Summer/The Cable Guy hybrid to be had in there somewhere.
    I feel like the movie we did get is probably objectively bad, but…