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  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    ★★★★½

    After a failed marriage, Elaine (Samantha Robinson) has a breakdown and discovers witchcraft. Partway through the film, she explains that magic can only magnify what is already there; it cannot create from an absence, and ultimately this is why magic fails Elaine. It's horror film as realism, fantasy as logic, arch and camp at times to keep itself sane. If the only power women can ever claim to harness over men is accessible through their beauty and sexuality—a forever precarious…

  • Honeymoon

    Honeymoon

    ★★★★

    Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) have just gotten married, and because they don't have the kind of money needed to go on a fancier honeymoon, they instead end up vacationing at an old, lakeside cabin that Bea's family shares. It is clear that although they are physically attracted to one another and have very compatible personalities, they don't actually know one another well. Whether or not they want children comes up in conversation for the first time—something that…

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  • A Slipping Down Life

    A Slipping Down Life

    ★★★★½

    A true gem. Lili Taylor plays Evie, a young adult adrift and disengaged from the world around her. We first meet her and the small town she lives in as she drives through it, a thoughtless scowl on her face, not even noticing a massive truck nearly crash into her car. She lives with her aging father, works a shitty amusement park job, and hangs out with her childhood best friend (Sara Rue), listlessly wondering aloud if the world would…