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  • Nagano ’98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory

    Nagano ’98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory

    ★★★

    First of the Greenspan documentaries I finished (not started: I'm only like halfway through the Atlanta one), and while I have to admit that he's VERY good at what he does...it's kind of annoying to see the same formula repeated multiple times. It would be very interesting to see this approach in episodic content, where it might be suited. Each individual story is great, but there's just too many, and they kind of run together.

  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

    ★★★★★

    Indubitably the best of the 80s Best Picture Winners (well, Last Emperor might give it a run for its money), and watching it for the first time in many years I realize how strange this film really is. How Abraham gives this very realistic, Merchant-Ivory esque performance and then is deliberately surrounded by eccentrics and clowns. How much FOOD is eaten. How Mozart and Salieri are essentially equally awful people, who waste their talent and lives pursuing things that fundamentally…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    I have so many endorphins running through my system right now it feels like I'm typing this review in slow motion. This movie kicks so much ass. I am now fully in love with Charlize Theron. Tom Hardy remains the king of Badasses Doing Silly Voices. What really got to me, though, is how humane it is. It's really a story about kindness and mercy in a world where brutality is the common language. Miller understands that and his feminist…

  • Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick

    Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick

    ★★★★

    Hysterically disturbing. I have no idea if Alan Resnick is a real person or not, but this is one of my favorite performances of the year, and disturbing in all the right ways. Just watch it for yourself.