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  • Harold and Maude
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

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  • Slacker

    ★★★½

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★½

  • Hellraiser

    ★★★½

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★½

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    I feel like I’ve known this movie for years.

    It’s immersive, and a 70s hangout movie that slips easily into the Boogie Nights, Almost Famous, and Dazed & Confused category, it feels like i must have seen it. Yet it’s characters feel fresh and fascinating. I could watch this 10 times and still discover things about Alana and Gary.

    I’ve been sitting on this for a couple days not knowing what to write. In some ways I don’t know what makes…

  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It is the ultimate tragedy of the human condition that we often find the beauty in what we have as it is slipping away from us. Ikiru captures that feeling perfectly.

    Kurosawa, one of the great masters of epics, tells a small and distilled story here. Life's importance lies in its small achievements. Watanabe doesn't change the world, or win the biggest competition ever to feel satisfied. He instead picks one paper off his desk and finishes that task, making…

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  • Slacker

    Slacker

    ★★★½

    An incredible first feature, but more middle in the pack or Linklater's filmography as a whole.

    Slacker biggest problem is that it sticks to form too aggressively, floating from conversation to conversation. I would have liked to find someone to stay with for a bit longer than 5 minutes.

    That being said, it captures a moment in time, and is a great introduction to Linklater's form. For his age and the budget of his film, he had an incredible vision and worked well within his means.

  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    ★★★½

    Now I can add puzzle boxes to my list of irrational fears...

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