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  • Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    Refreshingly free of any and all irony. Probably the most unfortunate part of this film is that I could watch Tom Hiddleston and TIlda Swinton (and Jim Jarmusch by proxy) idly catalog everything that makes life worth living all day and its so rudely interrupted by a plot point that just botches everything up. It's only made bearable by the fact that the characters themselves are pissed off that she (the plot point) is there, but it kickstarts a plot…

  • Joe 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Apr, 2014

    There was a movie a couple years ago about a kid trying to make it on their own amid deplorable conditions, an abusive father, and rampant alcohol abuse. That movie was called BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and it tried to depict such circumstances and the community therein as purer, more earnest, and more soulful than we bougie do-gooders could ever be in our comfortable suburban dwellings. JOE says fuck that bullshit. People are people and whether they are a…

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  • High and Low 1963

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Nov, 2013

    Stunning. This might be a 10 on another viewing just because it is so knotty and there’s no way I caught everything that is wonderful about this film. But I caught a lot. Best blocking of any film ever? Probably. Best sunglasses? Definitely. This is a goddam motion picture, folks. And please, my God, anyone who is planning to make a movie that makes use of space (every movie ever), please study how this film makes sure that we know exactly where everyone is in relation to everyone else at all times. Study that tailing scene in the streets! Study it!

  • In the Loop 2009

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 29 Mar, 2014

    Certainly one of my favorite comedies of the past ten years. A foul-mouthed, insult laden depiction of that old saying: "Politics is a lot like coaching football. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it matters." And it never fails to make me laugh from start to finish.