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Lola Kirke in Gemini

“Gemini” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Gemini (2018; Aaron Katz)  GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes Land Ho! director Aaron Katz delivers this meandering Hollywood noir about a beleaguered but loyal personal assistant accused of murdering her own boss. The wonderful Lola Kirke plays Jill, a long-time friend-ployee of Zoe Kravitz’s Heather, a flaky actress who uses their […]

“Tehran Taboo” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Tehran Taboo (2018; Ali Soozandeh) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Iranian-born German filmmaker Soozandeh makes his feature debut with this rotoscope-animated ensemble drama about young adults searching for some measure of freedom in their extremely restrictive society. The serpentine story slinks around some tenuously connected city dwellers: ex-addict Pari, […]

“Double Lover” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Double Lover (2018; François Ozon) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes Hard-working genre chameleon François Ozon follows up his bland, black-and-white historical drama Frantz with this juicy erotic thriller.  Double Lover concerns a slightly unstable woman whose relationship with her ex-analyst grows even more complicated when she starts sleeping with his sadistic […]

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