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  • Chimera Strain

    Chimera Strain

    Like a student film remake of Replicas.  Which is something nobody ever wanted.

  • Black Mother

    Black Mother

    ★★

    There’s just nothing to hook onto here.  No characters or narrative.  Random video clips with random bits of audio commentary laid over them. It gets tiresome pretty quick.

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  • Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    ★★★

    B-

    Am I seeing this right, that nobody on letterboxd has reviewed this film and only four people have reported seeing it? That's a shame. It might not be required viewing, but it's a lot better than a lot of stuff. It deserves more than that. Plus, it's free to watch on Hulu.

    Similar to the Dardenne brothers in the way it's written and shot. Two characters, not a lot of plot, not many other people in the movie. Not…

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    ½

    I watched "Blue is the Warmest Color" because it showed up on so many "Best of 2013" lists, and intended to review it. But then, while reading articles and other critics' reviews about it, I changed my mind. I'm not going to review it. I wish I hadn't watched it. I recommend that you avoid it.

    There has been a lot written about the sex scenes. Are they pornographic, or artistic? Are they too perfect, in a movie that, in…