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  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Feb, 2016

    Inventive, clever, funny, surprising, smart, sarcastic... the Coens have done it again. Part homage, part satire, part love letter, Hail, Caesar! is just brilliant. A great addition to their catalog, and a must for cinephiles, Coen brothers fans, and fans of smart comedy alike.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Feb, 2016

    Such a terrific film. Just brilliant.

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  • Miller's Crossing

    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

    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…