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  • Personal Problems

    Personal Problems

    ★★★★

    Vertamae Grosvenor is something of a revelation in this. Great, low budget, “a day in the life of” filmmaking.

  • My Dinner with Andre

    My Dinner with Andre

    ★★★★

    You have to suffer through some of the first half as build-up, but it’s only after such that you can experience the film’s full potential to provoke.

  • Death in Venice

    Death in Venice

    ★★★★½

    This is a divine example of perspective delivered in a uniquely cinematic fashion. “Death in Venice” is a filmic grande opera of subjectivity.

  • The Good Mother

    The Good Mother

    ★★★★

    Keaton and Neeson are both solid in Nimoy’s overlooked film.

  • The Brood

    The Brood

    ★★★½

    Whelp! Just when I thought I’d seen all of the weird imagery I’ll never be able to unsee from 70’s cinema...

  • Tokyo Drifter

    Tokyo Drifter

    ★★★½

    I love the visuals —beautiful landscapes, swanky interiors, and jazzy clothes. Acting is solid and the pacing works. Music provides something extra to the cool mood. However, I wasn’t much interested in the story and even had trouble identifying with any character (but it could easily have been the somewhat distracted mood I was in).

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    ★★★½

    This is a great screenplay and the actors (yay for Mink Stole and Clea Duvall!) are capable, but the direction is misguided so it comes off as poorly executed.

  • Antonio Gaudí

    Antonio Gaudí

    ★★★½

    Idiosyncratic travelogue maintains tone while relocating you to another time and place.

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

    Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

    ★★★★

    “It made me want to explore where we came from.” Ryuichi Sakamoto is a mood. This feels like a particularly healing documentary experience to me in this specific cultural moment.

  • The Image Book

    The Image Book

    ★★★½

    There is violence in every image of representation. Art isn't recognized until after the action of art is over. We must have a revolution. Don't ever expect your Utopian expectations to come true, but keep having them.

  • The Booksellers

    The Booksellers

    ★★★

    I like the overall message. However, this doc is sometimes a little boring.

  • Sheena

    Sheena

    ★★★½

    The 80s were unkind to Tanya Roberts and this wonderfully fun movie. I saw this in the theater when I was 14 and have revisited it many times over the years.

    Thank gawd Mill Creek gave us a BluRay.