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  • The Weather Underground

    The Weather Underground 2002

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 20 Jul, 2016

    This film was a staple of my viewing diet during the early years of the Iraq war, which was a (personally, literally) traumatic time in my life. I felt a sudden urge to revisit it tonight, which makes sense given recent events. The following was retrieved from a dusty corner of the internet -- a few quick thoughts I posted somewhere in June 2005, when I was still working on my never-completed dissertation about the American Left.

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  • The Birth of Saké

    The Birth of Saké 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2016

    Watched on Mike D'Angelo's recommendation. I'd never considered what a Shane Carruth documentary might look like, but here you go. The aesthetic seems appropriate for the subject.

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  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2013 2

    This review may contain 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

    Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 12 May, 2013 1

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