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Swiss Army Man

Funny clever sweet inventive & worthwhile. Take the sad sack sensitive man boy who usually needs a manic pixie dream girl to find himself?  And substitute an amalgam of the Farelly Brothers and Michel Gondry in the world of the … Continue reading

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The Revenant

More than a little Wilderness-Porn-in-Cinemascope threatens to overwhelm Iñárritu’s severe and epic tale of a long journey.  Ultimately these breathtaking scenarios fail though, fail to distract us from the narrative questions that creep, crawl and stumble through these mountains, forests, … Continue reading

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I Killed My Mother

If a young Pedro Almodovar had been strongly influenced by Wes Anderson, this is the film I imagine he would make.  I Killed My Mother chronicles the painfully strained relationship between Hubert, a gay seventeen year old boy, not quite … Continue reading

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Beasts of No Nation

One of the beautiful outcomes of this film is that while we are rigorously situated alongside Agu’s experience of a confusing, shifting war — we are also given the gift of a film without any pure evil.  The Commandant is the … Continue reading

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Citizenfour

Citizenfour reminds us what a documentary might actually achieve — a patient visual record of the world: full of feeling, emotion, pregnant with fear and hope, quiet and invitational.  The funny thing is that we are not used to this … Continue reading

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Slow West

Slow West luxuriates in the excesses of the Western Genre by conflating the classic tale of the Odyssey with the violent tensions that strung the Easy Rider(s) across the classic American genre of the Road Movie.  Jay needs Silas in … Continue reading

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Ex Machina

When Caleb wins a trip to meet the charismatic founder of the world’s largest search engine, he’s delighted that said celebrity — Nathan — has an ulterior motive:  to introduce Caleb to the AI he’s been developing, ostensibly to see … Continue reading

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