Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford – 2016) B+

Unsettling and tough to watch. The story-telling and performances are excellent and I think they make the topic of the film more palatable to stick with. Jake Gyllenhaal is Tony plays an author and Amy Adams is his ex-wife Susan whom he sends his finally finished novel to read. The film alternates between the actual …

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A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater – 2006) B-

I actually started watching this thinking it was Linklater's other similarly animated film, Waking Life. I totally forgot he had two movies animated in this Rotoscope style. I had seen Waking Life over 15 years ago and I remember it was brilliant. Scanner Darkly is fine. It's based on a Phillip K. Dick story about …

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Last Year at Marienbad (Alan Resnais – 1961) B+

It's a beautifully made crisp haunting black and white dream. Did I love it? Not really I don't think, but I really enjoyed watching it, seeing these halls of a big Chateaux, hearing the slow monotone narration, watching these attractive actors exchange brief conversations, looks and share walks in the manicured garden as I am …

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