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  • The Invisible Man
  • Martin
  • Interview with the Vampire
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  • The Virgin Spring

    ★★★★★

  • Targets

    ★★★★★

  • Bamboozled

    ★★★★★

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

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  • The Virgin Spring

    The Virgin Spring

    ★★★★★

    My first Bergman, and can I just say: holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit. I am reeling from this film. I gasped out loud three times in the last ten minutes alone. I'm shaken.

  • Targets

    Targets

    ★★★★★

    I watched this for Boris Karloff and Karloff is, of course, magnificent. The bit where he recites "An Appointment in Samarra"! But it needs must be remarked that Tim O'Kelly is fucking incredible and Hollywood missed an opportunity when they let him walk out the door to obscurity. I couldn't look away for a second when he was on screen. Those zooms during the final shooting! I loved this film. Only not writing more because I'm sleepy.

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  • The Rental

    The Rental

    ★★★★★

    A first-class directorial debut from Dave Franco, with a knockout script by him and Joe Swanberg. It's beautifully simple but still stylish. The kind of film you point to when you want to explain how art doesn't have to be original, as long as it takes the familiar and does it in an original or particularly excellent way. The fingerprints of Franco's visual style are readily apparent and it's kind of thrilling to see a debut film directed by someone…

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★★

    So much of what's great in this film is what's not there. Darkness, silence, emptiness. All the space behind Casey and JLB as they look and talk into the camera. Isolation, desolation. Lives that feel uninhabited, an eternal now that feels already post-apocalyptic. I was involved in communities like this when I was a teenager. It's fascinating to see something so true to such specific experience rendered so beautifully on screen, and even more fascinating to see how much it's resonating outside that niche. Anna Cobb is very, very good.