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Screengem: The Red Shawl from The Sisters Brothers (Jacques Audiard, 2018)

Ms. Amelia Partridge is never seen at any point during the 122 minute runtime of Jacques Audiard’s 2018 wistful comedy-western The Sisters Brothers, but her presence looms large for one particular character in this film based on Patrick Dewitt’s 2011 novel of the same name. The year is 1851. Hired assassins Eli (John C. Reilly) […]

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Best Films of 2020: Part II

Beronica Garcia Da 5 Bloods (Dir. Spike Lee) Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods comes at a pivotal time for the Black Lives Matter movement; exploring the all-too-familiar stigmas of biasness, racism and PTSD through the lens of Black Vietnam veterans. Four wartime buddies reunite in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for two missions: find the […]

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Best Films of 2020: Part I

Neil Fox Rizi (Days) (Dir. by Tsai Ming-liang) I saw Rizi in the heady days of the Berlinale in February (insert nostalgic truism based on 2020 here). I thought it was a masterwork at the time, it rocked me to my core as it spoke deeply to so many things I’d been feeling in the past couple […]