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  • Milius

    Milius 2013

    ★★★ Watched 31 May, 2015

    Full of anecdotes and terrific interviews from some of the legends of the American 70s New Wave, Milius is sure to keep the true cinephile entertained and enthralled. That being said, I imagine its appeal all but ends there. If you want to learn more about the man behind some of your favorite movies though, this is a good watch.

  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me 1986

    ★★★½ Rewatched 28 May, 2015

    A modern coming-of-age classic that is quickly becoming not-so-modern (it's now 30 years old), Stand by Me still delivers after all these years.

    Like many films, it paints the 1950s in an impossibly idyllic light - in the 1980s, perhaps due to Reaganism, it seems that all of America was nostalgic for that decade. But realism isn't really the point here, is it? It's a film that's intended to invoke feelings of loss and yearning and reflection. And even for…

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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…