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  • Everyone Says I Love You

    Everyone Says I Love You 1996

    ★★★ Rewatched 17 Mar, 2015

    Most of this is dreck, but I give it another spin every few years, wanting to love it more. If Woody had made this as a short and left in just the last 25 minutes or so (Paris, his dance with Goldie, the Groucho stuff,) it would absolutely be on par with his NEW YORK STORIES segment. As it stands, possibly the least camera movement or palpable exuberance of any modern musical. Some of those numbers are just awfully designed and choreographed.

  • Song of the Sea

    Song of the Sea 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Feb, 2015

    Not quite as taken with this as KELLS, but not entirely sure why. Think this one is better pitched for the youngins, which is probably a good thing in terms of getting it more widely seen.

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  • Argo

    Argo 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Nov, 2012

    GAFFE SQUAD: At the Canadian Embassy, there is an insert shot of a needle dropping on the *middle* of a record, and then Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" plays over the scene. In fact, that song is the last song on the record, so the needle should have been dropped further toward the center of the record. GOTCHA AFFLECK!!!

  • Smoke

    Smoke 1995

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2013 2

    Laid back 90's Miramax anything-goes-ness. Written by Paul Auster. Tom Waits songs. Keitel. William Hurt whisper-talking. Stockard Channing in an eye patch. Smoking, talking. Dog Day, Spike Lee, This. New York on film beats the ever-living shit out of actually being in New York. One of my favorite endings of any film.