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  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    I was going to watch INLAND EMPIRE, but my DVD wouldn't play for some reason, so I decided to pop in my new Punch-Drunk Love Criterion, and man, does this thing not disappoint on a rewatch.

    The only thing that parallels Eraserhead in how well the sound design captivates how the protagonist is feeling.

    Hmmmm.

    Adam Sandler's only great film? Yes.

    Paul Thomas Anderson's only great film? Not at all.

    A true masterpiece.

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    Yet another Marty film that somehow took me more than 2 watches to give five stars.

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  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    Just when I thought La La Land was a lock for best picture, director, and cinematography, Silence rolls around and knocks me off my feet.

    While La La Land appeals to my heart, Silence appeals to my brain. It's anguishful, powerful, and devastating. And this is coming from a reform Jew.

    Silence raises a bunch of morality and religious issues, questioning if God is actually listening, if God is real, if God prefers to have your faith or your life,…

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

    Pure joy on the big screen = even purer joy.