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  • The Unknown Known 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2014

    Twisty, typically level-headed portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, prized graduate of the Henry Fonda School of Folksy Elocution. Morris is the best living proof of Roger Ebert's dictum that movies are an empathy machine.

  • Donnie Darko 2001

    ★★★ Rewatched 05 Jul, 2014

    Definitely starting to wear its age prominently, though it took a bit longer than many predicted, for me anyway. Still an essential personal time capsule of sorts for many, myself included, but I'll no longer defend all that vigorously as a "good movie." It has its virtues. Also--Seth Rogen! I forgot!

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  • 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 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.