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  • Sans Soleil 1983

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    Representation, reality, memory. All big themes that click with me philosophically. Malick surely must be a fan? There are so many sequences in this movie that stand alone as "memorable" that to string them together in such a neat, clean way is even more stunning. Some images are shocking: a gallery of phallic sculptures, images of animals making love, and an infamous shot of a giraffe being butchered by poachers. Others are mind-bending: images of televisions in synchronization, startling electronics…

  • Wendy and Lucy 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Take This Waltz 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Jun, 2012 5

    If someone were to point out my favorite thing(s) to read, even more than a great novel, it would be essays about something that affected them so deeply that they felt compelled to write about it. It can be short, or it can be 20 pages long. A great author of this approach would be Lester Bangs, who wrote beautifully indulgent music reviews in such an intensely personal way that were so resonant, that for the right reader, you might…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2014 10

    A masterpiece. Everything I could possibly want from a Wes Anderson movie. I truly love nearly everything he's done and this one just made me ecstatic nearly the entire time I was watching it. Another gem that's more fun than anything he's done in awhile. Maybe not laugh out loud funny the whole way through but just a joy to watch in every way. There were moments throughout that made me want to applaud, simply on the basis of true originality and pure craft.