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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    This is my third viewing at this point, so at this point I'm just going to follow it wherever it leads, which will in all likelihood involve me being found curled up in a ball, reading In Search of Lost Time and subsisting on a mealy paste made from peach preserves and ground up Sufjan cassettes.

    I do want to say just how wonderfully Call Me by Your Name models empathy by playing with these permeable boundaries between people, between…

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    It's been a minute since I saw Hitchcock's Psycho, so the only fresh memories I have of it are from a talk David Thomson did on its opening and closing scenes. Gus Van Sant's twist on the credit sequence is a masterstroke, recreating the original sequence and dipping it in lime green. It's the same sequence with the same moving bars, but now competing with an accumulation of afterimages left on the eye. It was also a useful hint on…

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  • Dr. Caligari

    Dr. Caligari

    ★★★½

    The cast seems to have confused acting with voguing and I am here for it.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    tasteful gay sounds