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  • Lucky Life

    Lucky Life 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 May, 2016

    Even better than I'd remembered. One of the great American indies of the decade. I wrote about it around the time of its festival run.

  • I Shot Jesse James

    I Shot Jesse James 1949

    ★★★★ Watched 22 May, 2016

    There's no way to say this without it sounding like an insult, but Fuller's melodramatic use of closeups, especially in the scenes between Bob and Cynthy, anticipates decades of American soap opera mise-en-scene.

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  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2013 1

    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.