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  • Pas de Deux
  • Die Hard
  • Martyrs
  • Melancholia

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  • The Power of the Dog

  • The Voyeurs

    ★★★½

  • Lights in the Dusk

    ★★

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    ★★★★

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  • The Voyeurs

    The Voyeurs

    ★★★½

    Good by which I mean yes, really! by which I mean look: Sidney Sweeney plays Pippa who lives in an apartment we could never afford and works as an optician in a boutique called L'Optique, which is so bougie that it uses its own name as its sight test card, but can't speak French and is so bored with her life that she takes on bird feeding which is cute and consequential. She is engaged to Thomas who is Justice…

  • Lights in the Dusk

    Lights in the Dusk

    ★★

    Hypocrisy coming in light of what the writings on this account have been these past few months (and counting) … but we gotta stop these tacky Christian parables.

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  • MS Slavic 7

    MS Slavic 7

    ★★★★

    Five years ago after an internship in a literary archive, I stayed for another half year as a freelancer and indexed and catalogued the estate of an author we recently acquired, an estate which also included a box of love letters. As I was reading the correspondence, I found it impossible not to get attached to them emotionally - and at the same time it felt like a breach of trust. The letters are so naked, so vulnerable, the writer…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★½

    Was gonna do a Mank meme review and be done with it but found myself (reluctantly) touched by parts of it so here goes a little write up. As an aesthetic object: ghastly malformed kitsch, given the smear of prestige and the stink of sentimentality to be snorted up like cocaine by the Oscars. As historical fiction as usual written both removed from and hailed for its times, showing Hollywood as backroom screwballin' and politickin', a parade of quotes and…