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Raw (2016)

“Then we had our first kiss. And I understood…” Pleasures of the flesh take on parallel meanings in Julia Ducournau’s Raw. Collegiate sexual awakenings are nothing new for indie cinema, but Ducournau translates this misguided time into a horror masterpiece that champions the … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

“We’re all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws. A town of people living in the sweet hereafter.” The Sweet Hereafter is a somber, reflective film. There are powerful moments, … Continue reading

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Seconds (1966)

“The years I’ve spent trying to get all the things I was told were important – that I was supposed to want. Things! Not people, or meaning, just things.” I’m a big fan of The Twilight Zone, and I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

“Can you believe it? We’re in the middle of a drought, and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.” I’ve put off writing about Chinatown for a couple of days now. Roman Polanski’s neo-noir mystery, often hailed as a masterpiece, was a … Continue reading

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High School (1968)

“This school is miserable. It’s cloistered, secluded -it’s completely sheltered from everything that’s going on in the world, and I think it’s wrong. It has to be changed.” I was fortunate enough to attend a progressive, high-performing high school with … Continue reading

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