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  • Badlands

    Badlands

    ★★★½

    It's hard not to like Martin Sheen in anything he does (said while in the middle of the West Wing). He subtly delivers an amazing performance as a sociopath and murderer, a sort of Natural Born Killers: Southern Hospitality edition. I'd watch it again.

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    ★★★★★

    Probably the fifth time I've seen it. I love dystopian anything, and this is dystopia done right.

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  • Waking Life

    Waking Life

    ½

    Yeah we get it Richard Linklater, you dropped acid and took an anthropology course, and now you 'get it' (or *do* you? whoa man) like a million other vapid assholes. The only difference is you canned the drivel into an awful film. Surprised to find this and see that it is so bad, considering I actually did like A Scanner Darkly.

  • Senna

    Senna

    ★★★★

    One of my former co-worker's desktop background was simply a yellow and green-striped racing helmet, which I never understood nor frankly even cared to ask about. I realize now it was Ayrton Senna's, the subject of this emotionally gripping documentary, replete with a story arc that may as well have been scripted. It's well paced and weaves interview, personal, and surprisingly high-quality race footage together. The end, even though you know it's coming, is heavy stuff.

    I always appreciate a film like this that can breathe a little life into something I'd otherwise probably never care about at all (Formula 1). I definitely recommend it.