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  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing 1990

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Feb, 2016 3

    Perhaps the most philosophically bent of an already very philosophically minded pair. An interesting and perplexing film that weaves and winds in a myriad of complex, yet never confusing, ways.

  • The Puffy Chair

    The Puffy Chair 2005

    Watched 01 Feb, 2016

    The emotion is palpable, as is the entitlement.

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2015 3

    Probably the most restrained effort from Mr. Tarantino's entire career. Gone are all the pop Godardian tricks that first made him famous (besides the almost Brechtian decision to stage a road-show along with some pop music, a few gags centered around the intermission, and the almost-hokey clue-like genre of the murder mystery stuck inside one place); in its place is a more classical story that tries to fit more snugly among the ranks of the exploitation masters of the 70s…

  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Sep, 2015

    There's a scene in Vincent Minelli's The Bad and the Beautiful where hot headed producer Kirk Douglas yells at the director of his film for not drawing out as much emotion as possible from the scene. The director reprimands him, telling him that directing is not about getting the most out of each scene, but knowing when letting a scene alone will strengthen everything else. Scorsese, I'm sure, took that to heart. The King of Comedy is a film which…