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December 2022 Viewing Diary

The Whale (2022; d. Darren Aronofsky) I thought it was appalling, and not just for the obvious reasons (i.e. his body is viewed as literally a movie monster, with all these horror-movie shots of his gigantic ankles, etc.) And it … Continue reading

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Movies I Loved in 2022

It is the month of Top 10 Lists. I’ve submitted a few to different sites. And … each list is slightly different. Because I’m not a list person and I don’t rank things and I really don’t like to argue … Continue reading

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Review: I’m Totally Fine (2022)

On the face of it this is a sweet friendship comedy within a sci-fi context, but it’s unexpectedly deep in its exploration of grief. I reviewed for Ebert.

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October 2022 Viewing Diary

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation (2020; d. Lisa Immordino Vreeland) Fascinating dual portraits. No “talking heads”. The entire thing is made up of their own voices, told in talk shows, or interviews. Amazing footage I’ve never seen before. Christine … Continue reading

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Review: The Loneliest Boy in the World (2022)

If you’re getting confused about the logic in a zombie movie, then there’s probably something wrong. Granted, maybe there’s something wrong with me. But maybe it’s the movie, you feel me? I reviewed The Loneliest Boy in the World for … Continue reading

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September 2022 Viewing Diary

The Deep End (2022; d. Jon Kasbe) I’m into cults but I actively avoid woo-woo, so somehow Teal Swan escaped my radar. Well, she’s on my radar NOW. This Netflix doc is extraordinary because Teal Swan participated in it, she … Continue reading

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August 2022 Viewing Diary

It took me a while to get this up. Shit’s BUSY. Here’s what I watched and saw in August. What Josiah Saw (2022; d. Vincent Grashaw) Pretty grim watch. I reviewed for Ebert. Married at First Sight, Seasons 10 and … Continue reading

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Review: Spin Me Round (2022)

Jeff Baena’s The Little Hours is a romp I highly recommended back when it first opened. His latest, Spin Me Round, starring two actresses – Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza – he works with again and again (one of whom … Continue reading

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July 2022 Viewing Diary

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019; d. Quentin Tarantino) I like it more every time I see it. I’ve seen it maybe 7 or 8 times. Desert Fury (1947; d. Lewis Allen) I adore this messed-up homoerotic Technicolor fever-dream. … Continue reading

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Review: How to Please a Woman (2022)

Okay, so this is the second women-hire-male-sex-workers movie I’ve reviewed in one month. In June, I reviewed the excellent Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – playing on Hulu – and now comes the Australian comedy How to Please a … Continue reading

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