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  • Glass

    Glass

    Trite, plodding, ridiculous, and boring. In a word: Abysmal.

    Even knowing that most January releases are crap (and that M. Night is typically a hack), this one totally sucks ass (and not in a good way). “Glass” is lowest common denominator, bottom of the barrel stuff. 

    The most interesting thing in this movie is Charlayne Woodard’s thirsty wig. 

    Remember when James McAvoy was in good movies? 

    I liked "Unbreakable" and "The Sixth Sense", but if I ever say I’m going to see a Shyamalan film again, punch me in the face.

  • Meditation Park

    Meditation Park

    ★★★½

    Irresistibly sweet. Sandra Oh is gratifying, as always, but it's Cheng Pei-Pei who runs away with the picture. Her performance is quietly revelatory.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Bravo! Pure, passionate, cinematic perfection. Luca Guadagnino, an existential romantic on par with Bertolucci and Sorrentino, has done it again! ❤️


    "Call Me By Your Name" is something to behold. It affected me deeply. There's a rawness to it, and yet a profound lyricism. There's beauty in its introspective view of longing and observant search for affection, and still a ripe carnality to its depiction of the loss of sexual innocence. Multiple times throughout this beautiful affair, the movie took…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★½

    Such multilayered elegance. I understand all the praise for Steven Yeun's performance, but really feel this is Yoo Ah-in's movie. It's his quietly tight portrayal that anchors this brooding tale of loneliness, paranoid imagination, cultural appropriation, selfish narcissism, voyeurism, casual misogyny, metaphors, and meaning.

    I think I have more specific things to say, but it's going to take more time, processing, and maybe a rewatch for me to unpack this one.