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  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!


    A few scattered thoughts:

    I remain eternally confused by the widespread assertion that the notions of Richard Linklater as

    a) someone who makes movies with a shallow, predominantly white male perspective
    b) one of the greatest American filmmakers working today

    ...would somehow have to be mutually exclusive. This film is an excellent example of how both can be true.

    There is a terrible scene at the end where the movie decides to take a break while the main romantic leads…

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine


    There is a cut early on during Blue Valentine that literally takes my breath away every time I see it.

    After showing us a quick glimpse of a deteriorating (Or perhaps perennially doomed? Is there a difference?) marriage, director Derek Cianfrance flashes back to a few years before, to the day of the couple’s first meeting.
    Dean is an everyday slacker stuck in arrested development, to the point where he appears confused by the very meaning of the word “experience”…