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  • Harmontown 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    Sometime in college, probably around eight years ago, a friend played for me the infamous "You and the little mermaid can go f*** yourselves!" story from This American Life (www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/203/recordings-for-someone?act=1) and that sparked a love affair with public radio which in turn served as a catalyst for my longstanding obsession with podcasts. They gotten me through thousands of hours of mind-numbing work. I painted countless geometric shapes for 20/hrs a week for an entire semester while fighting off the fatigue…

  • The Dirty Dozen 1967

    ★★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2014

    Starring John Cassavetes's charisma and sponsored by Johnny Walker Black

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  • Shame 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2012

    A powerful portrait of sexual addiction. Michael Fassbender gives his most captivating performance (of so many) of the year as Brandon, a man drowning in emotionless rage. McQueen's use of camera placement puts the audience intimately close to Brandon, creating a simultaneously repulsive yet engrossing experience.

    The gorgeously gritty images of New York City and Brandon's inability to connect with anyone, not even himself, create a film that feels like an update to the world of Travis Bickle. The streets…

  • Fahrenheit 451 1966

    ★½ Watched 05 Jan, 2012 1

    Well... That whomped. Truffaut + (Future-dystopia + the 60s) = a pretty awful idea. Honestly that equation probably works just the same without throwing Truffaut into it, but as the director and a screenwriters he must be held responsible. Why are there soooo many shots of the fire truck speeding to its location? Why did it all look like a sitcom set? Why does the future look so much like the 60s? Why did no one even try to get…