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  • Get on the Bus

    Get on the Bus

    ★★★★

    No offense to Girl 6 but it's nice to be back to the good stuff. I'm not in love with the integral sexism in the Million Man March and Lee is aware of this quandary from the outset since there is some time spent on disputing the merits of a men's only March and even Farrakhan as a leader. However, Lee clearly sees the beauty in gathering this diverse group of black men together for dialogue and bonding. A wide…

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★★

    This isn't technically my first viewing; just the first one since I was 6 years old (with the exception of watching the first half in college to Dark Side because weed). I loved this and a big reason why is because Star Wars clearly pulled so much from it. Joseph Campbell aside, this was an earnest fantasy movie with boundless imagination and ambition. Every creature, prop and costume was a work of creation. And those early shots of the twister…

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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    This movie is a magic trick. It starts off seeming like a typical improvised indie drama with no particular direction in mind. But by the final act, every little thing starts paying off and you're left with maybe the best ending of any movie this year.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★

    Re-watched this (and the series) in anticipation for The Return. Hard to rate as a movie but a crucial piece of the Twin Peaks puzzle. As a fan, I feel lucky to have 18 hours of new Twin Peaks that's just as baffling and insane as this.