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  • Rules Don't Apply

    Rules Don't Apply 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Dec, 2016

    I quite enjoyed this, and found Warren Beatty utterly terrific. Something about his sense of humor just works for me. I'm also a big fan of Bulworth, another outlet for his very specific, deadpan, somewhat offbeat comedy style. Needless to say, this film delivered in ways that I hoped it would.

    Of the two young stars, I must confess that I found Alden Ehrenreich to be mostly forgettable. He was nothing short of extraordinary in Hail, Caesar!, but in this…

  • Best of Enemies

    Best of Enemies 2015

    ★★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2016

    Wow. The more things change, the more they stay the same. You could easily mistake this film as a documentary on politics, political discourse, and journalism in 2016.

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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…