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  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★½

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    Letterboxd Season Challenge 2018-19
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    Week 14: December 9th-15th
    "I've been meaning to get to it..." Week

    Described as a "neo-Western murder mystery," this thriller from writer-director Taylor Sheridan takes its themes from "thousands of actual stories just like it" about women being sexually assaulted on Native American reservations. It opens with a young Arapaho woman running for her life, barefoot across a moonlit field of ice and snow. Then, it's daylight, and Agent Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) of…

  • Beauty

    Beauty

    ★★★

    Part of my African Safari/Nollywood Challenge

    Living in the closet is difficult in any culture, but director Oliver Hermanus shows us how especially hard it can be for a married, middle-aged white South African lumber merchant, François van Heerden played by Deon Lotz. The film opens at the wedding reception for his eldest daughter Linda (Tinarie van Wyk Loots). It's there that he first feels the pangs of longing for handsome, young Christian Roodt (Charlie Keegan), the son of his…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    No hay banda! It's all a tape. Il n'est pas de orquestra. It is... an illusion! ~ Bondar at Club Silencio

    This magnificent movie will mess with your mind. Over a five-hour period on Saturday night, I watched this film carefully, read up about it on the Internet, and watched it again with frequent pauses and rewinds. I know I liked it. I think I get it. But one never knows for sure with David Lynch.

    SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

    Notes on my "Interstellar" Experience (not a review).

    Based on what I'd read from others on Letterboxd, I decided to splurge and pay the extra to see the 70mm version. I went to the 1:30pm showing to avoid the evening crowds, but the cinema was still about 80% full. I had to sit much closer to the screen than I normally would, but at least I got a spot dead center for optimum audio effect.

    First impression: I was bothered…