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  • The Loveless

    The Loveless

    ★★★

    <it's been too long since I've posted. Gotta get back in the habit.>

    The script is fine. The acting, is occasionally cringe inducing. YET, the cinematography is great, the editing is tight, and this film gets to the jaded nostalgia that American Graffiti only wishes it could have captured.

    This is Katheryn Bigelow's first major film, which she co-directed. While this is definitely a freshman outing, it's so damn refreshing. It has what I can only describe as almost totally…

  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There are so many subtle things that set this movie apart. Hugh Jackman's performance is exceptional and deep. I was amazed about halfway through, to notice the code switching he used between a long island accent, and a flatter academic one. The way he used his appearance. It wasnt just the makeup, or the extra extra pounds around his waste, but the way he embodied those aspects of the character.
    Allison Janney was also amazing, in what ends up being…

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  • The Special Relationship

    The Special Relationship

    ★★★★

    This should be watched as part of a larger trilogy. The Deal, The Special Relationship & The Queen, all starring Michael Sheen as Tony Blair.
    This particular part of the trilogy focuses on Blair's early time as Prime Minister and Clinton's second term chaos around the Monica Lewinsky... Fiasco? Debacle? Tragedy maybe.
    The film covers Northern Ireland peace talks, Milosevich, and Clinton ultimately coming to terms with his scandal's fallout.
    This is likely one of Dennis Quaid's best performances. While his…

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune

    I will never forgive this for putting me on the path to watch Holy Mountain.