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  • Everybody Knows

    Everybody Knows

    ★★★

    A Spanish woman living in Argentina returns home to her sister's wedding with her son and teenage daughter in their small province in Spain. Everything is lovely at the wedding then the teenage daughter disappears and a voicemail is received with a ransom in exchange for her life. Farhadi creates a real sense of dread and urgency in the next couple of tense and painful days ahead. Bardem, Cruz and Darín give all great performances. Shot in great locations, yep, its all good.

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★★★

    A fourteen year old in Montana circa 1960 is dealing with her bored, dissolussioned mom after his father leaves them alone for work in a forest fire. Actor Paul Dano co-writes and directs this very honest, real family drama. Mulligan, Gyllenhaal and Oxenbould are great but its Mulligan the one who steals it effortlessly.

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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.