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  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★

    This movie perfectly encapsulates modern baseball for me:
    - Slow, relaxed pace. It isn't in a hurry.
    - It's a little bit romantic.
    - It's a lot about the numbers.
    - In the end, it's romantic.


    Seriously, for a Sorkin script it's as though someone put his dialogue through at 0.25 speed and this popped out. The intelligence and wit still simmers there below the surface, only now it isn't walking and talking. They've sat down, taken a breath, then…

  • Boys State

    Boys State

    ★★★

    I’m not sure the best scriptwriters could have written up a better representation of the party political system than this documentary. If they did do that, I wouldn’t have found gripping at all. 

    Then these kids just went out and played the exact playbook that our current candidates in the last two cycles have played. 

    Incredible. 

    The future bosses of America, same as the current bosses.

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★½

    Vertigo
    Watched: March 21, 2020

    3.5 Stars

    An excellently told thriller. The camera work is phenomenal.

    My issue with watching older movies, particularly with Hitchcock, is trying to escape the feeling that I have seen this all before. Because I have, in many iterations. Everyone after Hitchcock copied and built off of what he does, so I have seen most of these tropes and maneuvers in more recent movies.

    Also, with older movies it is quite hard for me to…

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    This movie is a warm bowl of soup for my soul. A perfect accompaniment to the hot soup for my throat.