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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★

    haven't watched since theaters and I'm happy to report that it still very much fucks

  • A Quiet Passion

    A Quiet Passion

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    god. I don't know. walked out of this thinking it was interminable and glum but I've warmed to it since. I was expecting a comedy, and it definitely isn't that—it's fitfully funny, but gradually descends into gloom. (in the Q&A afterwards, davies said he instructed his cinematographer to make it darker and darker, siphoning off light as his production designer removed flowers from the frame until there were no more left). lots of crying. lots of death. BUT also an…

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  • The Watermelon Woman

    The Watermelon Woman

    ★★★★

    well. this was great. I loved how playful & funny the filmmaking was (the mix of "third person" shots of cheryl, tamara, etc. with first person footage from cheryl's camera, for example), and I loved cheryl's journey into fictional cinema history. "sometimes you have to create your own history."

    strange (or not so strange) and sad that this frank, sometimes sexy, and often self-deprecating depiction of lesbian lives from a lesbian perspective feels so, I don't know, fresh and even shocking…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    one of those rare movies that I like exactly as much as I think I will... which is a lot! super-solid ~90-min genre movies that make me feel sick to my stomach are kind of my favorite things. (if I ever make a movie, that's what I want it to be like.)

    I liked how incompetent the villains are... they're terrifying, of course, but even with their guns, knives, attack dogs, etc. they can't kill five helpless teenagers. it's an…