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  • Happy Together

    ★★★½

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

  • Friendly Persuasion

    ★★★★

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  • Empire

    Empire

    ★★★

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

    When asked about the purpose, Warhol said it was to "see time go by."

    I had a free Friday off, so I decided to use the opportunity to finally get through Empire. Friday is the only day the Warhol museum is open long enough to get through the film in one sitting. It was a challenge. Four hours in, I wasn't sure I'd make it, but I am happy I did.

    For the majority of the film, it's too dark…

  • Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man

    Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man

    ★★★★

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

    This was by far the most challenging movie I've seen at the National Gallery, but in the end it completely blew me away. It's almost completely comprised of short glimpses of different film Jonas Mekas had from the 60s and 70s. A good bit of it is what looks like family home movies. There were also text excerpts from the diary of a 15 year old girl who had worked at the Anthology Film Archives for a short time before…