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  • Bonobo

    Bonobo

    ★★★★½

    Excellent - so much communicated in so short a piece.

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    ★★★★★

    Excellent. Bogart is brilliant, of course, but I have to say I like the overall set-up with the contrasting characters of the three men - these days (when exactly?) a movie telling this tale would have all three evenly challenged, and would be all the more bleak for it. This movie tells its tale from a reference point, which is why it works so well.

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  • Pocket Listing

    Pocket Listing

    ★★★

    One of those L.A. satires that always make me think it must be horrible place to live. Better than expected, with some nice twists and turns, and some borrowed noir elements that keep it fun.

  • Hooligan Sparrow

    Hooligan Sparrow

    ★★★★½

    Wow - another case where I read the reviews on this site and feel as though I just watched a totally different film. Maybe people don't realize the risks being taken here by both the documentarian and the protesters she is following - the footage is remarkably good considering the circumstances under which it was obtained. Not only do I feel I have learned something about China; I also applaud the nuance of her editing, effectively moving between social and political critique and personal portrayal to create truly moving portraits of these individuals.