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  • Frances Ha 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    Frances Ha. Gerwig. Baumbach. Fantastic.

  • Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 05 May, 2013

    A major leap forward from director/writer/actor Shane Carruth's debut PRIMER. This is film as aggressive mood enhancer. Reminded me at times of early David Cronenberg, though really it felt unique and unlike anything too specific. I kept waiting for it to careen into the ditch in its final act, but it maintains its hypnotic spell all the way to its perfect, unsettling yet hopeful ending. It's great to see a filmmaker approach the science fiction genre in a mature, humanistic…

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  • What Happened Was... 1994

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jun, 2012

    Revisited this movie last night. One of the most underrated movies from the 1990s. It stars Tom Noonan and Karen Silas as co-workers at a law firm who meet for dinner. It's a date. The worst date you'll ever suffer through. It's brilliantly executed and the acting and dialogue are superb. It's also the rare American movie that deals with class differences head-on. One of the more perceptive movies that I've ever seen about the writing process as well. The…

  • Hyde Park on Hudson 2012

    ★★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2013

    Extraordinary people at an extraordinary time eating hot dogs.