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  • Crisis

    Crisis

    ★★★½

    There are bouts of brilliance here. The humor contrasted with the naturalist drama reminded me of early William Inge when he was trying to find his voice. Particularly I love the rebellion scene during the ball. The mirror scene with Jenny was fantastic as well.

    Bergman's command of the camera starts here too. Obviously it became fully formed once he started collaborating with Sven Nykvist.

    The acting is pretty solid. It's easy to see the folks who were comfortable with the camera. Nelly and Jenny were particularly fantastic and natural.

  • Witchboard

    Witchboard

    ★★★★★

    Bump in the night. Really fun movie. Grrate to watch with a group of friends.

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    Wowza. This film fits my horror sensibilities completely. I can't wait to add this to my folk horror roster. Great flick. It's like the perfect antithesis to The Shining.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    Incredible film about language, lose, and love. Beautifully packaged in a great science fiction drama. I love this renaissance of smart scifi that seems to be gaining traction. I can't wait to see what Villeneuve does with Blade Runner.