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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★★

    My niece is at that tender age where they’re always asking questions. 

    “What’s that? Who are they? Where are they going? Why is that funny? Why are you crying? What’s THAT??” And that’s great! I was curious at her age too, and this movie encourages viewers of all sizes to ask big questions. But I’ve never seen this movie either, so when I didn’t have a good answer I usually said “I don’t know yet. Let’s find out together”. She…

  • Six Degrees of Separation

    Six Degrees of Separation

    ★★★★★

    Ok. Y’all wanna see a REAL six degrees of separation?

    There’s a scene early on where Will Smith says his dad is directing a movie-version of the musical Cats.

    And he says this... to IAN MCKELLEN.

    “Someone is directing a film of Cats?” Stockyard Channing inquires while SITTING NEXT TO IAN MCKELLEN.

    “Surely they can’t make the movie of Cats”, Donald Sutherland groans, INCHES FROM IAN MCKELLEN.

    “He's going to use PEOPLE”, Will boasts, which IAN LAUGHS AT - YA…

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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    ★★★★★

    They truly don’t make em like they used to. At least that’s how I felt 2 1/2 hours ago.

    Been tearing through old movie musicals lately, from the massive Ziegfeld productions to the innovative choreography of Gene Kelly to the utter joy & melancholy of Jacques Demy. I’m not saying there aren’t great modern movie musicals, I’m just saying the ambition lately has been a bit… lacking. 

    I miss the ENERGY.
    The VIBRANCE.
    The COLORS.
    The SPECTACLE.
    The LIFE.

    It’s pretty…

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★

    🐀 THE DEPAHTED 🐀 

    Scorsese gets enough credit, Thelma Schoonmaker is one of the greatest film editors of all time. She’s wicked smaht.

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