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  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ★★★½

    Linklater's spiritual cousin to DAZED AND CONFUSED was a film that I had been putting off watching for some time now. I have found that his films are ones you have to come to when you are ready for them. You can't force them.
    As a filmmaker, Linklater loves to live in those in-between times, before an actual event happens like the last day of school or the first day of college. He focuses on those "getting to know you"…

  • Zatôichi the Fugitive

    Zatôichi the Fugitive

    ★★★★

    Four films in and I am still enjoying the hell out of this series. All of its tropes are being replayed here, Zatoichi arrives in town, shows off his prowess when someone underestimates him, helps an unfortunate soul in trouble and in general being an amiable badass.
    Nothing new here that hasn't been done in the previous films, but when the stew tastes this good you gotta keep eating.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    I love David Fincher's work. He has a distinct vision and style that is right up my alley. Some say it is pandering, playing up the obvious tropes; the dark, sickly lighting, the unpleasant look at the so-called normal life. But, man, I love it.
    I have noticed a trend in Fincher's work. A strong release followed by a lesser, but still solid, film. Seven>The Game, Fight Club>Panic Room, Zodiac>Benjamin Button, Social Network>Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Now we are up…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    I was really pleased to see all the great reviews coming in from everywhere about this film. A big Mad Max fan from way back, I was excited but a little nervous about how they would make this work. I have seen too many updates of my past go down in mediocrity. The previews were promising, but still carried the vibe that the movie was going to be amazing or an absolute failure.
    The movie is great! Miller has re-engineered…