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  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset 2004

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    "I remember thinking at the time, that so many of the men that I admired most, you know, that their lives were were dedicated to something greater than themselves."

    "So, you got married because men you admire were married?"

    "No, no, no, it… it's more like I have this this idea of my best self. You know? And I wanted to pursue that even if might have been overriding my honest self. You know what I'm saying? I mean, it's…

  • I Am Cuba

    I Am Cuba 1964

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jul, 2015

    Watching Soy Cuba for anything but the visuals may be disappointing. The Crash-like structure involves several characters loosely strung together by events in Cuba, and tend to be lessons to be learned, rather than fully structured vignettes of Cuban life. There's nothing in the way of story that hasn't been seen before, and better. It's Castro propaganda, and how.

    But propaganda can be art (just look at most of the posters to come out of the USSR). The long shots,…

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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige 2006

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Nov, 2012

    It was really weird to me when people would say they didn't understand Inception, but if they saw it again, they'd probably get it. It's not a hard movie to understand. The only truly confusing part is the first thirty minutes, but once Cobb explains everything to Ariadne, the audience proxy, it's not hard to follow at all. Every part of the movie's logic is explained at least three times, which becomes detrimental to rewatches.

    The Prestige is less easy…

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    The Devil and Daniel Johnston 2005

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Sep, 2012

    I've never listened to any of Daniel Johnston's music, but this documentary puts you in his head and doesn't let you escape even when the demons come. You see the people who inadvertently hurt him and the people he inadvertently hurt. You see a musician's descent into madness. It's heartbreaking at points. I don't think there's anything sadder than seeing a father crying because he doesn't feel like he can do anything to help his son. But it's heartwarming. It's the story of a deeply troubled musician, but it's a story of love too.