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  • Gods of Egypt

    Gods of Egypt 2016

    Watched 09 May, 2016

    I spent a lot of this movie thinking about what else the money that went into it could've bought. Then I started thinking about what else the $3.75 I paid to see it could've bought. Then I fell asleep. Then I woke up & it was over. That was the best part.

  • Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves 1956

    ★★★ Watched 08 May, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Do my eyes deceive me? A relatively sensitive portrayal of mental illness? With a happy ending? By Robert Aldrich, of all people?? I must be nuts.

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    The Room 2003

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  • Breathless

    Breathless 1960

    Watched 07 Jan, 2015

    A girl, a gun, and not much else.

    Last week I had the pleasure of attending The Loft Cinema’s inaugural screening in its month-long Jean-Luc Godard retrospective. Known as a pioneer of the French New Wave (“La Nouvelle Vague”) alongside François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, Godard sought to chronicle the existentialism and frivolity of what he called “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola.” Playing fast and loose with plot and storytelling, and using meta-references and documentarian styles to both honor…