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  • Jazz on a Summer's Day
  • Round Midnight
  • Mo' Better Blues
  • Daybreak Express

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    ★★★★½

  • Stand by Me

    ★★★★½

  • All About Lily Chou-Chou

    ★★★★

  • Like Rabid Dogs

    ★★½

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    ★★★★½

    My first... thing by Hideaki Anno. Neon Genesis Evangelion is an anime television show that has spawned a manga and several different movies, some of which reimagine the events of the television show as 'rebuilds'. I'm not there yet! So far all I've done is just watch the original 26 episodes of the show. GKids came out with a Blu-Ray release of the show in the last year or so, and I sprung for the edition that comes with the…

  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me

    ★★★★½

    My third film by Rob Reiner. This is an adaptation of a short story by Stephen King. I haven't read that one but I've read some other works of his.
    I think I'm the age where the story of this film seems like one that has been around literally forever, and not just since 1986 - do you guys want to see a dead body? The story takes place in small-town Pacific Northwest in the 1950s. The main character is…

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    My second film by the Safdie Brothers.
    To begin with, from the two that I've seen and from what I read about their other films, it's evident that as directors, the Safdies produce films with one very particular energy to them, which is something akin to an almost constant heightened sense of extreme anxiety. This is accomplished by having their protagonists be impulsive and short-sighed to an extreme fault - it's an uncomfortable person to have to accompany for the…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    My tenth film by Martin Scorsese. I think this marks the longest film I've ever seen in a theater and the first time I've gone to see a movie made for a streaming service in theaters instead of just watching it at home.
    I've got a lot of kind of scattered thoughts on this movie, but overall I thought it was very good, although I don't know if I would have the attention span to watch another film of this…