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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    If you’re a horror fan, you eventually come across giallo films, and in doing so, you quickly find out about Dario Argento’s 1977 classic Suspiria. Set in a ballet studio where a coven of witches carry out dark rituals, the film is famous for its vibrant colors, eerie score, and gruesome deaths. Forty years later, Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) is trying his hand at this story, although he says it’s more of an “homage” than a “remake.”

    ~ Read the full review at More Than One Lesson! - morethanonelesson.com/the-beauty-is-just-skin-deep-by-josh-long/

  • Tyrel

    Tyrel

    ★★

    Despite what you might hear from some of society’s louder voices, awareness of racism in its many forms is growing in the United States. Perhaps the racist voices themselves have gotten louder at the same time, but studies show that a majority of Americans see racism as “a big problem.” Even if the man on the street might not see it, Hollywood has certainly been forced to, in the wake of “Oscar’s so white,” and similar grievances. In the last…

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  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    ★★

    I’m sure that you, like me, are immediately wondering if Matt Ross’ Captain Fantastic has anything to do with Elton John’s classic album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. The answer, sadly, is no. No dulcet piano ballads, no catchy riffs, no heartfelt autobiographical choruses. However, if you hate Elton John and love self-righteous polemics on mainstream American society dressed up as family drama, then you’re going to love this one.

    ~ Read full review at Battleship Pretension!
    battleshippretension.com/captain-fantastic-better-off-dead-by-josh-long

  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★

    Like Ingmar Bergman or Krystof Kieslowski before him, Terence Malick is a filmmaker ambitious enough to deal with the biggest questions imaginable. Who are we? Where do we belong? What does it all mean? These manner of questions are limp in the hands of a lesser artist, but Malick rightly earns his place among the greats by handling such subjects in thoughtful, emotional depth, with his trademark kinetic flow – always moving, always shifting. This ephemeral, floating visual approach is…