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  • Crossroads

    Crossroads

    ★★★★

    One from Hill I never had the chance to see. Macchio and Seneca are great as partners in a road trip from New York to Mississippi in search of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's lost song. Very well directed by Hill and a rocking score by Hill's longtime collaborator Ry Cooder. Funny, dramatic and full of twangy guitar playing.

  • Home for the Holidays

    Home for the Holidays

    ★★★½

    No, not that Jodie Foster crap. But one of those ABC's movie of the week horror flicks. Four sisters go to their father's big old house. He tells them that their stepmom is slowly poisoning him. He also wants them to kill her ass. Great script by Psycho's screenwriter Joseph Stefano and expertly directed by veteran John Llewellyn Moxey. Suspenseful and claustrophobic too. No gore is necessary when the twists and turns are this well written. Sally Field looks 12 years old here.

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  • Starry Eyes

    Starry Eyes

    ★★★★★

    Sinister, dark, brutal, I fucking loved it. Alex Essoe gives a brilliant, punishing, literally, performance. Pat Healy plays another sleaze with Burt Reynolds stache and everything. The girl that played Britanny Murphy on that horrible Lifetime movie is here too. The two directors here directed the shit out of their own Hollywood story. They have vision, style and balls. The score is great also. Reminded me a bit of Mulholland Dr. Thanks Matt for the factoid.

  • Predestination

    Predestination

    ★★★★½

    The most ambitious film the Spierig brothers have done. And their best. They reteam with Ethan Hawke for this trippy, time travel adventure. Forget explaining anything about it. The joy is just to watch it unfold, expertly under the direction of the Spierig brothers. I wonder how they'll top this one. It's gonna be great. By the way, Sarah Snook gives one of the best performances I've seen this year in a brave, complicated and very moving acting job.