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  • Kicks

    Kicks 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Aug, 2016

    A rare case of style and gritty substance merging in a truly wonderful way. Justin Tipping is a refreshing new voice in cinema who is not only a strong visual storyteller, but also skillfully avoids exploiting his characters. This could have easily been an extended music video, but Tipping ensures that the film never loses sight of its resonating social commentary. The young cast is fantastic and bring a true authenticity to the work. Kicks will have you laughing, cringing, gasping, and in sheer awe of its bold and confident storytelling.

  • La Strada

    La Strada 1954

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Aug, 2016

    Giulietta Masina's eyes, specifically the numerous feelings they emote, deserve an Oscar. It was as if Chaplin and Tati were controlling each eye ball, and hitting every note just right. Keep in mind this is my first time seeing Masina onscreen, but I thought she did a great job in the film.

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  • Killer Joe

    Killer Joe 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Dec, 2012 4

    Trashy and surprising all at the same time. Feels more like a play at times than a film, but the performances are fantastic. Killer Joe is not a film that cannot easily be recommended to most people. However, those willing to take a risk are in for an experience they will not soon forget.

  • It Might Get Loud

    It Might Get Loud 2009

    ★★★ Watched 17 Feb, 2012 1

    I kind of wish the film had just focused on Jack White. I found him to be the most interesting of the three.