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  • Bill Frisell: A Portrait

    Bill Frisell: A Portrait

    ★★★★

    Bill Frisell reminds me of David Lynch. A lot of his work is too "out there" for my brain to comprehend, but I still admire him as an artist. And those recordings of Frisell's that I do get (most notably, Good Dog, Happy Man) are recordings I appreciate more with repeated listenings. This documentary is a great profile of Frisell, who seems genuinely humble despite his fame.

  • The Thomas Crown Affair

    The Thomas Crown Affair

    ★★★

    Ah, for the good old days, when cars were American-made behemoths and bank robbers hired armed henchmen instead of buying U.S. senators. Beautifully filmed, the city of Boston never looked lovelier. I just don't feel there was genuine chemistry between McQueen and Dunaway, as much as I like both of them. The theme song grated on my ears. It may be blasphemous, but I prefer the Brosnan/Russo remake.

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  • Buster's Mal Heart

    Buster's Mal Heart

    ★★★½

    The ending was too abstract for me, I needed a little more insight into what really happened. Otherwise, Buster's Mal Heart is an intriguing film that I find myself still thinking about after watching it. A compelling performance by Rami Malek and unique music choices add a lot to the journey. If you enjoy films that are well acted, look good, sound good, and have a contemporary message that isn't always spelled out for you, then Buster's Mal Heart will…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★

    With all their stratospheric budgets, CGI set pieces, and massive casts, Snyder and Whedon will never surpass what Steven Spielberg did with 3 guys, a boat, and a rubber shark.