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  • Buddies

    Buddies

    ★★★★

    I have been aware of Buddies' existence since the 80s, but finally had a chance to watch it, thanks to the new Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray release.

    It was difficult to go into it without expectations and/or fears, hoping it would good, almost daring it not to be.

    At first I thought the dialogue sounded scripted, but not horribly so. The character of David (David Schachter), the buddy, had odd reactions to the things that Robert (Geoff Edholm) said. It looked,…

  • Husbands and Wives

    Husbands and Wives

    ★★★★½

    Judy Davis is brilliant. I hadn't seen the film in many years, but it's almost better than I remembered. It's not perfect, but it's painfully good.

    And did I mention, Judy Davis is brilliant?

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I saw CMBYN for the sixth time on Friday.

    The film has been running at a local independent cinema, and this weekend, for the last week of its run, it moved to their new 25-seat microcinema. I bought my ticket online since I figured it would be easy for 25 seats to sell out. When I walked into the room, however, there was no one else there, so I wondered if I’d be watching it alone. I soon found out…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Feb. 9, 2018. I was contemplating seeing CMBYN this evening for the fourth Friday in a row, but I have a social engagement tonight, so I won’t be going. I did, however, read the screenplay today, so it was almost like watching the film again because I saw each scene in my mind as I read through the script.

    Each time I have seen the film, I have been more impressed and moved by Timothée Chalamet’s performance. I mean, I…