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  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

    ★★★

    This is an interesting mediation on the creative process and becoming a character. The footage with Jim Carrey's interview provides an intimate feel, the thoughts of a singular comic voice. Some of the philosophizing hit home and provided incite into Carrey's mind. More of an emphasis on the footage and its recreation of Andy Kaufman was needed. The footage is handled pretty typically, serving more as just imagery rather then being used as an essential part of the narrative. This…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★

    As a central Florida resident, I gotta say... this film pretty much nailed the Florida experience (well, the Kissimmee experience, at least). The kids in this film are the best. They're ADHD-addled improv geniuses. Willem Dafoe is also great in this as the guy that's gotta deal with the Florida trash (tourists and the citizens). The camerawork is damn fine and very memorable. The film doesn't 100% stick the landing in the end but, it's still a Floridian slice of life worth watching that'll confirm non-Floridians suspicions about this damn place.

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  • Girl Asleep

    Girl Asleep

    ★★★½

    The aesthetic in this film is *kisses fingers* terrific and while I really like the weird turns it takes, I wish we could've gotten more scenes with the family interacting. The Wes Anderson meets David Lynch stuff is great (though on the nose at times) but more of the family was much needed (the dad is hilarious). That being said, it's a short and sweet film but I would've kept watching if it kept going beyond its short runtime. 

    P.S. That dance scene was amazing. I could watch it over and over again.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    I still like to pretend that this is the Zach Hill origin story.