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  • Till Death

    ★★★

  • Things Heard & Seen

    ★★★★

  • The Happiness of the Katakuris

    ★★★

  • The Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★★

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  • Till Death

    Till Death

    ★★★

    If you don’t know what kind of movie you’re watching by the time that Megan Fox wakes up in perfect, un-smeared makeup, then hopefully you know what kind of movie you’re watching by the time that she washes her husband’s blood off of her face and then carefully considers her still perfect, still un-smeared makeup in the bathroom mirror

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  • Things Heard & Seen

    Things Heard & Seen

    ★★★★

    This is not a movie that you can watch half-heartedly while also doomscrolling or thinking about your grocery list. It’s decompressed, but that’s the point; it creates a painting before you, giving you enough time to see every detail and every brush stroke, and peopling its landscape with fully realized characters who are as believable as if they were flesh and blood. It requires all of your attention, and if you can give it all of that, you’ll be rewarded

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  • Are We Not Cats

    Are We Not Cats

    ★★★★

    For all its dirty Detroit soul & doom metal sound cues, colorful Quintron-esque musical contraptions, and horrific flashes of skincrawl gore, this is ultimately about intimacy & mutual addiction. As memorable as its grotesque, psychedelic freak-outs can be, their impact is equaled if not bested by the tender melancholy of lines like 'When was the last memory you have of not being truly alone?' The details of the romance that ends that loneliness construct a body horror nightmare of open sores & swallowed…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

    There’s deeply uncomfortable sexual & racial context to most of the main character’s crimes, but there’s also an economic desperation in his acts of theft, kidnapping, and breaking & entering that inform his decisions to commit them. In one telling scene, he pauses to watch an episode of the 90s reality show Cops, which similarly repackaged systemic economic hardship as an entertainment commodity, only to be disgusted by the pain on display on the screen. Good Time aims to disgust & discomfort in…