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  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Fish & Cat
  • A New Leaf

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  • Scarecrow

    ★★★★½

  • The Devil's Advocate

    ½

  • Mama

    ★★★

  • Shithouse

    ★★★★

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  • Scarecrow

    Scarecrow

    ★★★★½

    my 1 millionth al movie this month but only my 2nd Schatzberg ever!!

    Online this movie is described as a "road movie" and that's true I suppose. But it's weird because the travelling across the continental USA while crucial to the film is overshadowed by stuff happening in each place. It's so perfect a road movie that you forget they're on the road.

    I love the chiasmus vibes of Gene Hackman learning how to be fun, wholesome and to control…

  • The Devil's Advocate

    The Devil's Advocate

    ½

    i hated this movie.

    So dumb. So morally vacant and ridic.

    Terrible Al performance.

    Also it DEFINITELY falls into the Sherlock Gnomes/Gnomeo and Juliet category of movie where there's no way the movie existed before the title.


    bleh.

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    Yep. Classic Safdies stressing the fuck out of me.

    Sandler is frustratingly good.

    The 2012ness of it too... I haven't seen a period film ever represent the period SO accurately.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★

    Lighthouse smacks of the same academic rigour that was under the surface of every precise period-accurate piece of dialogue in Eggers' previous movie The Witch. It also has the same "is shit fucked up or are we losing our minds?" energy. It's good, but the trippiness only barely disguises the reality that this film flickers between water logged love letter to Melville and Neptune, and anthropological study into 1890s cabin fever. Idk a bowl of chowder and a night in…