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  • Salinger 2013

    ★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    If I ever have a chance to teach an undergrad non-fiction class, I'll show this film just for that nifty scene in which Salerno cuts quickly between two separate interviews with Joyce Maynard. She tells the same story twice, using the exact same words, delivered with the exact same cadence. Just like nearly everyone else in the film, Maynard has told her "Jerry" stories hundreds of times over the years. We're just the latest audience.

  • Vers Nancy 2002

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 13 Aug, 2014

    I'd totally forgotten that Alex Descas hovers on the edges of the conversation. It's a really smart move, as it reinforces Nancy's points while also emphasizing Nancy's privileged position as a bougie white academic (not to mention making him look like a bit of a pedant).

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  • Gravity 2013

    ★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2013 1

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

  • Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 12 May, 2013 1

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