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  • Breaking the Waves

    Breaking the Waves 1996

    ★★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2016

    I know some people find this movie to be deeply misogynistic. I think the biggest act of misogyny here is Von Trier making poor Emily Watson try to create a character out of the incoherent, impenetrable mess that is Bess McNeill. That Watson can find and play any human emotion out of that script is truly a miracle.

    I know Von Trier's whole mythos is built upon his constant push and pull between wanting to move his audience and telling…

  • Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket 1996

    ★★★½ Rewatched 17 Jun, 2016

    Anderson is my favorite living director. It would be a lie to say he came out of the gate fully-formed, but a lot -and I mean a lot- of what would make him great is in display here. This is considerably better than most "edgy nineties crime" movies, but it is still, at its core, a "edgy nineties crime" movie, and that's far from my favorite genre. In any case, it is probably the only genre with which a filmmaker…

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  • Carol

    Carol 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2015

    This is the first time I've cried during a sex scene... I mean... the way... and... the use of glass surfaces... and Cate Blanchett... and... and the last scene... yeah...

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Dec, 2015

    Star Wars: Greatest Hits.