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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    It’s neon-noir with Pokémon.

  • 1917

    1917

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

    Wow! I liked it so much more the second time. I love love love long shots, but the flimsy “one long shot” of this film really annoys me. Knowing that going in, free from the burden of expectations, I was really able to focus more on performances and story. The story is so much better than I appreciated the first time.

    Specifically the death scene. We see two people grapple, in real time, with death. And that’s bookended with scenes…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    This is actually my first David Lynch. Obviously he’s been on my list for a while, but I just never got around to it.

    Was this a good place to start? It’s hard to tell.

    I’m not sure if I liked it or not. It’s difficult to tell because it felt like it was in a different language. It felt like there was intention, but I didn’t have the right vocabulary. In some ways it felt like 8 1/2, but…

  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    It feels iconic. We should all be talking about this more. Right now it feels like a well kept secret.

    How did they get the tone right? It’s not campy, but it’s not over serious. The performances are also spot on. It should be silly, but it just keeps working.