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  • Lilting

    Lilting

    ★★★

    Impressive for a debut film. An interesting subject matter and a great 'romance' you don't normally see – man trying to connect with (essentially) his mother-in-law.

    Excellent acting all around, great use of languages, and emotionally affecting. Perhaps a little too narrow, a little too platitudinal by the end... but worth the watch if the subject matter interests you.

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★

    Read a more coherent and full review over on my site: Darren Aronofsky's "mother!" is an Allegory for the Obvious!

    Not typically an Aronofsky fan but this was fun.... but that's about it. It's fun, it's bluntly obvious, it's nutty, it's grating, it will make you want to sit down somewhere with some quiet at the end but more so because your ears are kinda ringing from the sound of incoherent voices, broken glass and explosions. 

    (Plot spoilers to follow...)…

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★½

    I keep thinking this poster is an artful suggestion of a man's torso and the little lights on the bridge cables are nipples

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    ★★

    Boy howdy I ain't seen a movie this borderline pedo-friendly since Léon: The Professional! (Or I guess Charlotte For Ever though I'd argue the tone of that movie is less leering and more trying-to-be-in-your-face disgusting.)

    ANYHOW, this absolutely didn't do it for me. Which is a bummer because it sure sounded promising and had some great looking moments but at the end of the day didn't deliver on surreal as much as it just felt poorly edited and barely coherent.…