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Ensemble Pieces: City Rats

November.19.2009
Now, here is a movie that tries to be deep and relevant. It doesn’t necessarily fail, but it doesn’t particularly succeed either. My thought is because the Steve Kelly drama about the lives of random Londoners seems without focus.


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Ensemble Pieces: Shortbus

November.17.2009
If one can get through the initial shock from the first few minutes of “Shortbus”, what John Cameron Mitchell ultimately unravels is a beautiful film about the sexual frustrations of today’s 20-somethings. It is not pornographic, but maybe voyeuristic. It does not exploit, but merely explores.


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