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  • In Transit

    In Transit 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2015

    When documentary legend Albert Maysles died in March, his loss hit with the same immediacy that defined his work (the most famous of which he made with his late brother David). In Transit is enduring proof that the iconic director of vérité masterpieces like Salesman and Grey Gardens left behind even more than we first realized. Immediately joining the ranks of cinema’s most bittersweet swansongs, this gentle but (literally) moving doc takes us along for a ride on the Empire…

  • Live From New York!

    Live From New York! 2015

    ★★ Watched 16 Apr, 2015

    literally no one and nothing loves itself more than SNL does.

    this serviceable, self-congratulating mess of talking heads is exactly what you think and nothing more.

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    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Feb, 2014 8

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