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  • Sabrina 1954

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    Audrey Hepburn is a firecracker in this film! She is just so full of charm, wit, humor, snark, sarcasm, and gumption, that she is just endlessly endearing. Of all the films I've seen her in, this is my favorite (though Roman Holiday does come close). She's just impossibly captivating.

    Billy Wilder, as always, impresses with his sure-footed direction. The opening scene of this film could easily be seen as the inspiration for the opening of The Royal Tenenbaums - just…

  • Bull Durham 1988

    ★★★½ Rewatched 28 Feb, 2015

    If nothing else, Kevin Costner will always be known for bringing us perhaps the best baseball films ever to grace the silver screen: Field of Dreams and Bull Durham. Both treat baseball as religion, that holiest of holy endeavors, and if like me, you're an unapologetic fan of the sport, you soak it up.

    Of the two, Bull Durham is the more visceral and authentic. Whereas Field of Dreams looks at baseball from 30,000 ft, this one looks at the…

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  • Miller's Crossing 1990

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2013 9

    I am a big and long-time Coen brothers fan, but I must admit, something about this film didn't quite click with me. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but if I were forced to guess, I would have to pinpoint both the plot and the tone of the story.

    The plot is awfully ponderous and convoluted for how simple it is (the same story was achieved to great effect in Yojimbo), and at times, the film is played…

  • The Seventh Seal 1957

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Mar, 2013 2

    This is an esoteric, challenging film and upon my initial viewing, I'm not quite sure what I think. Put simply, my thoughts are all over the place. It is fantastically realized yet at times seems aimless. And yet, it is also without question a statement on morality, religion, faith, and life. What those statements are, however, are up to interpretation.

    I didn't know what to expect going into this film but can say that it wasn't quite this. The story…