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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    "Uncertainty, that is appropriate for matters of this world."

    After Hail, Caesar!'s colorful cast of eccentrics and stand-alone cinema pastiche set pieces, the Coen brothers go full on anthology for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. One of their greatest strengths are creating weird, idiosyncratic characters, so this format let's them continuously introduce new ones.

    The stories are set in the wild west of early 20th century pulp magazines and crafted with the usual Coen recipe of equal parts offbeat humor,…

  • Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting

    ★★★★½

    I love everything about this film...except the oscar bid scene Ben Affleck wrote for himself.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★

    Now, I am an established Nolan skeptic, so for some I may have no credibility discussing this film to begin with. Still, I did not like this film.

    From even before anyone saw it, there was buzz about it being this generation's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now that sounds kind of absurd, and unfair both to Kubrick and Nolan, but it's impossible to discuss this film without referencing that one. And you know what? That's not necessarily a bad thing.…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★½

    The film needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.

    - Tarkovsky to the State Committee of the USSR on Cinematography

    This sounds like one of those apocryphal quotes, but if Tarkovsky did, indeed, say this, he wasn't joking, as I'm sure many did walk out of the beginning of this film. It takes Stalker half an hour before anything…