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  • Blancanieves

    Blancanieves

    ★★½

    In keeping faithfully with silent movies, we can easily see this film at home in double speed - it is hard to see it in its proposed speed. The photography though, is spectacular and the beauty of the whole cast is astonishing. 
    I went back occasionally to see a few details, but the 2x viewing was very a propos.

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★½

    Truly minimalist and very angst inducing: a young girl growing up with emptiness, in a void of meaning, discernment, human relationships and warmth, with the exception of her awkward, inept but well meaning single dad. 
    Tentative but honest, it is a brave little film.

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  • The Highwaymen

    The Highwaymen

    ★★★★

    I’m surprised at how unpopular the film is on Letterboxd. 
    I like how cinematic it is (since it’s Netflix) -slow paced, subtle and atmospheric, I love its character construction, production design. 
    Of course it may be anticlimactic in its ending, mostly for people unfamiliar with the real story behind it.
    Having seen Arthur Penn’s 1967 “Bonnie and Clyde” with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and not enjoying it at all- I found it faux, and disliked how it fetishized and…

  • U Turn

    U Turn

    ★★★★½

    This Oliver Stone film is definitely under appreciated! In a style more associated with the Coen brothers or David Lynch -maybe even Tarantino - it is schematic, but it’s also a plot-twist-filled, fun thriller with a stellar cast.