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  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Badlands

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  • Parenthood

    ★★½

  • M

    ★★★½

  • The Third Man

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★½

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  • Sans Soleil

    Sans Soleil

    ★★½

    I have no doubt that this movie will prove more influential to me over time. I was aptly engaged for the first 30 minutes, but as time wore on, I started to let my mind wander. I don't think that is a bad thing to do with this kind of loosely constructed video essay. I adore Kirsten Johnson's Cameraperson, and although I probably tolerated Chantal Akerman's News From Home more than I liked it, I still found it thought-provoking.

    Sans…

  • Better Luck Tomorrow

    Better Luck Tomorrow

    ★★★

    Hello MTV and welcome to my crib where we literally killed a guy last year! Actually, it’s not even my crib. It belongs to my boy Jésus. He was super pissed about it. Now the dude we killed’s girlfriend is all over me. I’m only 17 but I feel like I’m close to death. And that’s what’s up on The Real World!

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  • Parenthood

    Parenthood

    ★★½

    We watched this to celebrate my parents’ 29th wedding anniversary.

    They cracked up – they hadn’t seen it in a while and my dad has near-identical mannerisms to Steve Martin. 

    I thought it had a lot of potential (the first five minutes’ use of memory “amalgams” was really clever and I wish they had expanded upon that throughout the film), but its intergenerational ambitions seemed to cause it to lose its edge. The Ron Howard title card spoiled the quality;…

  • M

    M

    ★★★½

    Had no idea that this movie was about the ethics of the death penalty. It’s simultaneously a lot simpler and a lot more complex than I thought it would be. Simpler with regard to the plot, and the development of the mob mentality that arranges to destroy an easy-to-hate public enemy #1, and more complex in its life & death politics. What it means to live when evil is your cornerstone. 

    I liked it. Peter Lorre goes crazy. I’m not sure if I’d consider it one of the greatest films of all time, but it was interesting enough.

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  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★

    Jim Bakker really put out the televangelist version of a YouTube apology video for views and donations. Truly ahead of his time

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    ★★★★

    Neville are you okay?”


    “Never better, I feel like I can spit fire! You haven’t seen Luna have you?”


    “Luna?”


    “I’m hot for her! I think it’s about time I told her, since, we’ll probably both be dead by dawn!”


    Why does nobody talk about this very important interaction??