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  • Whiplash

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  • Wild Strawberries

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  • A Scanner Darkly

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  • Shame

    Shame

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    An incredible film about love, relationships, and people, and how those things can be devastated by war. Magnetic performances by both Ullman and Sydow who lead the film beautifully. Delicate camerawork and direction. Hits to the heart.

    87%

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

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    I've been listening to jazz drums and big band jazz quartets for the past week, I think this film has had its intended effect.

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    Whiplash communicates an energy and passion to its audience that sucks you in from its earliest scenes. Led by a killer performance by J.K. Simmons, we are swept into the world of intense jazz academia and passion, taking us right to the end credits.

    While I appreciate being left wanting more, I do question…

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  • Wild Strawberries

    Wild Strawberries

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    A lovely story. Though I could've used more dream sequences, this film is wonderfully directed and performed, and has a quiet confidence that I think will grow on me with time.

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  • A Scanner Darkly

    A Scanner Darkly

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    An interesting script with interesting animation, great source material, and a great cast, should make A Scanner Darkly a sure thing for a good time - unfortunately, it doesn't.

    58% 🐞 🐞

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

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    Not a single beat lands in this train wreck of a Marvel film. Each character is acting in a different movie, each scene is loosely cobbled together with scotch tape, the action is toothless, the cinematography uninspired, and the purpose of the film, its central thrust, is shockingly tactless. It is a marvel to witness something so poorly directed and I place the issue entirely at the feet of academy award-winning director Chloe Zhao.Β 

    16%

    Perhaps this was made more…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

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    Complete trash.

    More to follow as I contemplate this profound failure.