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  • The Client

    The Client

    ★★★

    I saw this movie in the theaters with my mom and the first scene of this movie where Renfro and his brother almost get murder-suicided by a giant, sweaty Jacques Renalt from Twin Peaks TRAUMATIZED ME. I was probably as old as Renfro's character in this, and this movie cultivates a deep feeling of how frightening it is to be a kid and totally at the mercy of the whims of adults. It's hard to watch this movie and separate…

  • Contact

    Contact

    ★★★★

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the director of 'Cure' and 'Pulse' has said that Robert Zemeckis is perhaps "the American film director who makes the most authentic films today." Not sure I would go that far, but this movie owns and was unfairly maligned when it first came out for its earnest, heart on the sleeve, humanist sentimentality. Sure, it's a little corny, but the ending of this movie is moving, beautiful and takes seriously the big ideas about faith, science, the existence…

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