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  • Clifford

    Clifford

    total disregard for the structure, taste, and "rules" of 90's comedy, comedy in general, and film in general. have to sit on it, but feels almost transcendent in the immediate aftermath. wild to see Charles Grodin knock it out of the fucking park in manic mode when I've only ever seen him in straight man mode.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    oops, extremely my shit. whole lot of huge laughs, and ultimately surprisingly layered and moving (shocker, feeling kinda lonely lately!). Lonely Island Classics pretty much batting 1000 at this point imo. my kingdom for Cristin Milioti

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    Rewatch bumps this up to a full 5 stars. Knowing the structure of the film going in is like listening to a song that you really liked the first time but discover new subtleties within. Oscar Issac's performance continues to reveal new depth and meaning within small gestures and tics, and having a handle on the tone makes the film less dreary. Within the Coen's filmography, I'd say if Barton Fink and A Serious Man are a Summer on the…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    I'm going to start on a strange note, so bear with me here. While watching The Grand Budapest Hotel, the easiest comparison I could think of was The Wolf of Wall Street. As WoWS was Martin Scorsese taking his indulgences, guilty pleasures, and cinematic flourishes, and grinding into them with every ounce of energy and vigor he's got, The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson doing the same thing. Though obviously not a bombastic and in-your-face as WoWS, The Grand…