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  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Jan, 2015

    One of PTA's less ambitious films, and as a result it's one of his least dissatisfying.

  • Cheyenne Autumn 1964

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    Good god, this is a strange, bleak, and beautiful film. It's melodrama taken to a kabuki-like formal extreme. My favorite moment is a shot of Carroll Baker staring off into the distance, exhausted and traumatized by the first half of the journey, which recalls a similar shot of Henry Fonda sitting on a porch at night, recounting the terrors of battle in Drums Along the Mohawk.

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  • Gravity 2013

    ★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2013 1

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

    I don't even know how to watch movies like this anymore. I assume this script is what happens when you decide to make a small character film that requires tens of millions of dollars' worth of special effects. I kept thinking about the Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts movie at the end of The Player.

    I've come up with one scenario where this film isn't aggressively stupid. You know how the entire script is built around the idea that Sandra…

  • Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 12 May, 2013 1

    This might be the shit-filled Malick film I was looking for.