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|75 T9||Kong: Skull Island (2017) - Jun 24, 2017
"Wonderfully nasty, spatially insane monster horror with a modern rock 'n' roll style and appropriately psychedelic college bro writing, because party hard and let's kill this thing. I mean, I recommend the ride and I haven’t seen a more visually turned on film this year, but too often these days I find myself praising blockbusters for essentially soulless characteristics that used to be the domain of trailers and music videos."
|74 T9||The Putin Interviews (2017) - Jun 21, 2017
"Stone's political narratives are always about understanding the power structures of the world, and in their non-judgemental stance and opposition to conventional media they are probably also peace projects. Now, the Russian soul will remain a mystery to the West, but it's healthy to consider the words of a dedicated leader who refuses to officially see us as his enemy."
|45 T4||Persona (1966) - Jun 11, 2017
"Here Bergman discovers a psychoanalytic language that feels as exclamatory and outdated now as Hitchcock's Spellbound. With expressive lights and shadows he blocks his way to the transfiguration that functions as the horror finale in the same way that a nail is driven into a hand at midpoint, i.e. not profound, but certainly blunt. The direction gives us a psychic rupture, but the text has the dynamics of overbearing theater and the proposed examination of self slips into haziness."
|38 T3||Happy Together (1997) - Jun 10, 2017
"At least there's some down and dirty visual intimacy to the stasis of this relationship “drama” – because only aesthetically does it find momentum and resolution. Also, when these dull bastards are not fighting, some Argentine tango can be seen and heard from the sidelines, speaking of sweet, sweet love and pain. Though you might get the fuller experience by just listening to an Astor Piazzolla record."
|74 T9||Felicia's Journey (1999) - Jun 07, 2017|
|61 T6||Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (1964) - Jun 06, 2017|
|90 T10||The Devils (1971) - Jun 05, 2017|
|42 T3||The Wizard of Lies (2017) - May 26, 2017|
|61 T6||Song to Song (2017) - May 25, 2017|
|15 T1||Twin Peaks (2017) - May 23, 2017
"An idea dump for an elderly Lynch who clearly lost his touch for strange, unsettling beauty - all that is left feels and looks like the hallucination of a dying man on his sickbed. But if badly paced amateur theater and jittery, self-devouring faces are your idea of surrealism/a good time, have at it."