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Slant Magazine

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Shit Year is a thematic twin to Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard," both heightened fables about the slow disintegration of a retired...
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Village Voice

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Barkin is often fascinating in playing a character who, in both her heroic bitchery and hysterical sadness, is more of a concept than a...
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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Ellen Barkin puts on a bold, candid performance in Cam Archer's Shit Year, but the enigmatic movie is composed of too many fragments to...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A protegé of Gus Van Sant, Archer -- who also makes short films and music videos -- has a wild imagination he has trouble harnessing. He...
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Shot in handsome, often vividly contrasting black and white, "____ Year" weighs in as an attempt at poetic expressionism, a bid to create a...
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
Barkin may be the equal of Gena Rowlands or Liv Ullmann. Her director's clumsiness, however, suggests he isn't fit to hold Cassavetes's or...
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LOVE IT OR HATE IT!

By nanibenz
Saw this at Cannes last year. Really unlike any other movie you'll see so think it's great this little indie is getting a release. It wears its hardcore arthouse heart proudly on its sleeve. ...

Really???

By collhic
T Horrible, pretentious, misbegotten art house movie. Bad acting, terrible screen writing...just all around bad. and Ellen Barkin looks ridiculous with the tenfold plastic surgery...Seriously,...