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  • Neruda

    Neruda

    ★★★★

    Pablo Neruda just might have been the most interesting man in the world. Not only was he an outspoken politician and a legendary poet, but boy also knew how to party. That's wild.

    It's only right that one of Chile's most notable people ever is given the cinematic treatment by one of the nation's most notable directors. Pablo Larraín masterfully subverted expectations of what a biopic should be with Jackie, so it's no surprise he could also do well with…

  • Chevalier

    Chevalier

    ★★

    Chevalier is a Greek movie by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg) co-written by Efthymis Filippou (The Lobster). So, it's safe to expect something weird from the duo. After all, the most prominent Greek films of the past decade have all been a certain kind of weird - dry, dark, and deadpan. Chevalier is all of those things, but unfortunately, it's just not very funny.

    It's concept - men compete against each other even in the most mundane of events to see…

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★½

    WTF has a name, and it rhymes with Wicolas Tinding Fefn. 

    Someday I might be working at the video store, and a desperate customer will approach me. "Can I help you?" I ask him (I will assume he is a he for pronoun's sake). He looks at me, twitching and disheveled. "Just fuck my life up."

    He leaves the video store with a copy of Only God Forgives and a package of sugar-free gummy bears.

    There's got to be a…

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

    After three viewings, I've finally decided that Ratatouille is a masterpiece.

    Ratatouille is critic-proof. Sure, the menacing Anton Ego has a monologue near the film's end about the hypocrisies that come from being a critic, but that's not why Brad Bird's movie is so immune. Ratatouille can't be touched because it does such a good job of appealing to our emotions. I couldn't help but feel uplifted by Remy the rat's joy of cooking.

    The best movies surprise us, and…