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  • Black Swan
  • Midsommar
  • Suspiria
  • Howl's Moving Castle

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  • Dark Horse

    ★★

  • Life During Wartime

    ★★

  • Life During Wartime

    ★★

  • Storytelling

    ★★½

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  • Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    ★★

    Ugh—yet another underwhelming, uninspired film in my quest to find another Todd Solondz movie that successfully delivers the pitch-black, cruel comedy that worked brilliantly in Welcome to the Dollhouse.

  • Life During Wartime

    Life During Wartime

    ★★

    Has its moments but it mostly recycles what Todd Solondz has done in the past, and does so with much less to say/do. Forgettable.

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  • Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

    Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

    ★★★

    I’m a little disappointed that this wasn’t more ambitious or cinematic or imaginative, given the fact that it’s directed by a prolific filmmaker, incorporating animation, is a Disney production, and revolves around Billie Eilish, who is known for her creativity, uniqueness, and artistry. But this is a very, very standard concert film—maybe even more standard than most because she’s just kind of standing centerstage the whole time with intercuts of her hideously animated counterpart (like…this is DISNEY…they could’ve provided something…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★½

    I still can’t tell if this is deliberate camp or just delicious trash. Maybe both? Either way, it’s a firecracker of flamboyant melodrama that is both hard to look at and hard to look away from. A piece of big studio exploitation full of live-wire performances, ridiculous dialogue, and constantly unhinged directorial choices.

    I don’t know how to rate this.