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  • Dog's Dialogue

    Dog's Dialogue

    ★★★★

    La Jetee + telenovela.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    Don't have much to add to what I wrote for Slant in 2011, except that Scottie manages to seal his doom by being a staunch empiricist in the first half ("There's an answer for everything!") and a deranged romantic in the second. Balance is important, one step at a time.

    Also Konstantin Shayne really delivers in his Pop Leibel monologue in the bookstore, considering his is a Mr Exposition role. People who believe Hitchcock was "indifferent to acting" might want to think again.

    www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/vertigo

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  • Listen Up Philip

    Listen Up Philip

    ★★½

    Guys like Philip Lewis Friedman do saunter through Brooklyn without getting punched in the face, but Art needs to be better than Life.

  • Creed

    Creed

    ★★★★

    Best male weepie in a dog's age.