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  • In a Heartbeat

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  • Luz

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  • Headspace

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  • Brain Lapse

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

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    After some well-documented personal drama in 2018, James Gunn didn't just bounce back, he bounced back with a motherfucking vengeance. Righting every wrong committed by 2016's bafflingly incoherent Suicide Squad, the new and improved The Suicide Squad isn't just better, it is arguably one of the greatest blockbusters ever made. Right off the bat, Gunn's film gets going with a beach raid reminiscent of Saving Private Ryan, followed by the most suitable opening titles song imaginable after what we just…

  • Je, tu, il, elle

    Je, tu, il, elle

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    The reason I have fallen so madly in love with Chantal Akerman's work is the unparalleled understanding and empathy with which she handles mental illness, loneliness and malaise. There is no greater auteur of sorrow and isolation. When we meet Julie, her character in Je, tu, il, elle, she is quietly experiencing a psychotic break alone in her apartment after a breakup. She paints her walls, rewrites the same letter repeatedly, and reduces herself to eating powdered sugar for sustenance.…

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  • Luz

    Luz

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    Tilman Singer's Luz has unique ideas regarding how to make a film involving a demon, but even at 71 minutes, it drags considerably before getting to a point that isn't all that exciting anyway. It's a nice concept, and the musical score is actually great. With slow pacing and cringe dialogue, though, it strikes me as an interesting failure.

  • The Death of Louis XIV

    The Death of Louis XIV

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    The Death of My Attention Span.

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

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    It took me nearly six years to finally see The Hateful Eight and complete Quentin Tarantino's filmography. Coming from Tarantino, I knew the film would be great, but I was in a terrible place mentally when it came out in 2015, and somewhat intimidated by the nearly three-hour runtime, I just never going around to it. To my surprise, this western epic might be Tarantino's very finest work. With the film being so heavily focused on dialogue, it is the…

  • The Death of David Cronenberg

    The Death of David Cronenberg

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    This is weirdly poignant, but I still don't know what the fuck an NFT is. Apparently they're bad for the environment? I thought it was just some Internet shit. I don't know. Anyway, new Cronenberg!