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Other People
Other People (2016)
7 days ago via Flixster

A beautiful and deeply depressing portrait of a young man struggling with the helplessness of experiencing a slow personal loss. Chris Kelly did such a fantastic job writing and directing, Other People shines a spotlight on what it feels like to watch both your parent and your childhood die at the same time. This movie perfectly portrays that backpedaling, rip-tide feeling of being sucked back in a role you outgrew years ago. It's comfortable, familiar and yet completely wrong. That sinking feeling that your own life and memories have somehow become "other"- as if you suddenly realized that every standard you've been measuring by has been wildly off this entire time and you never noticed until now.
Molly Shannon is absolutely brilliant as the mother, she captures each up and down with grace and subtly- I'd go ahead and say its impossible to watch this movie without weeping at least four times, all due to her performance. It's a simple but powerful movie, with some genuine laughs in there along with the tears.

The Lair of the White Worm
15 days ago via Flixster

You have Hugh Grant as the poshest most ridiculously hyper british he's ever been, Peter Capaldi in full Scottish garb playing bagpipes and throwing grenades, a full body painted blue snake woman with a huge strap on who seduces teenage virgins with board games in lingerie, psychedelic flashbacks to Jesus suffering on the cross in front of roman soldiers violently raping nuns dressed in white, a kooky policeman with a lazy eye and 4 inch snake fangs, ridiculous lore that of course is all true... As a cult second-rate movie, Lair of the White Worm is everything you'd hope-full of camp and just creepy enough. As a Ken Russell movie, it's unfortunately disappointingly shallow.

Belle de Jour
Belle de Jour (1968)
21 days ago via Flixster

Ugh, I don't know. A bland morality play with a beautiful woman. I love Catherine Deneuve but found this to be mostly a snoozefest, perhaps, I'm very willing to admit, because this sort of thing has been done so many times since. I was actually sort of enjoying the beginning of this, a woman exploring her sexuality and trying to become more comfortable with her past and herself. But unfortunately Bunuel had to ruin it by punishing his lead in several ways and leaving her with a 'curse' by the end. Maybe you had to have been there at the time. Or maybe you just need to be male.

Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox (2016)
21 days ago via Flixster

This didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know, but I enjoyed the one-on-one interviews with its subjects. I found the movie to be rightly damning of the media circus and the creepy Italian sexism surrounding this case. I was especially appalled by the head investigator, who seems more interested in the fame, glory and wistful comparisons to Sherlock Holmes than he is finding a truthful conclusion. I wish they went slightly more into the details of the trials, I know I read plenty of fascinating articles at the time and I would have liked to have seen some of those details rehashed here. All in all, a good summation of the entire ordeal and perhaps a sort of redo of media coverage as it should have been from the start.