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  • The Laramie Project

    The Laramie Project 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2016

    A slick movie with a definite point of view, I have to say that it would be better if it had any shades of grey in it.  That being said, in 2002 when this was made, this needed to be a stark portrait in black and white.

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes 1938

    ★★★ Watched 23 Sep, 2016

    It's amazing how we take things like a film score for granted.  In a film like this, without a score, you really miss it.

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  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2012 1

    Having rewatched all three of the Ocean's films within a short period of time (the last two within 24 hours of each other), I find myself puzzled by the second one. There's no doubt that the third movie is superior to its predecessor and that it captures some of the magic of the first film in the series. But what is different about that second movie? It is simply that the second movie was set in Europe, and that the…

  • Dogma

    Dogma 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Oct, 2012 2

    This is my favorite Kevin Smith movie, although it suffers from many of the same problems as all his films. Yes, it is drowning in profanity. Yes, there are way too many gay jokes and too much bathroom humor. Yes, many of the performances aren't good (and sometimes from good actors, leading me to think that a better director could have gotten better performances). And yes, the shots and camera placement isn't very inspired. But this movie works on its…