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  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★

    I went into this not knowing if I had ever heard a Talking Heads song before (I recognized “Psycho Killer” and “Once In A Lifetime,” which, could somebody tell me what intro or trailer or thing that song is used in? It’s driving me crazy). The only thing I did know about the band was that David Byrne made the movie True Stories.

    I also thought this was going to be a traditional doc following a band on tour, so…

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    ★★★★½

    I fell for this film hard. It's so stylized and fantastical that I don't think it will ever become dated. It's hard to explain just how beautiful the movie is. I found myself taking pictures of my laptop every minute or so toward the end. It's also surprisingly funny, with humor that still holds up by today's standards.

    This is a film that could only have been made before the moon landing, and it knows this. The plot follows Baron…

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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★

    Should this qualify as a ‘movie?’

    Yes, absolutely.

    Stop Making Sense is considered by many to be the best film of 1983, and I would put Hamilton in the same category.

    Movies have been made with less “production value” than this, less edits and cuts than this, and many don’t even have narratives (re: Stop Making Sense).

    Hamilton is a movie. And a broadway show. But this is a movie. And when Hamilton is inevitably adapted to film in the…

  • The Lodge

    The Lodge

    ★★★½

    Some really great, solid, enjoyable work. A sincere and engaging effort in the horror genre that I will happily recommend to friends when they’re looking for a scary movie.

    However, I found some of the logic to be convoluted and I the way it characterizes mental illness makes me feel icky. 

    BUT, as a scary movie, I think you’ll get everything you’re looking for whenever you endlessly through Amazon Prime (or in this case, Hulu) and convince yourself you’ve bled the world dry of remaining quality horror movies.

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  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★★

    Not only does it hold up, but it gets better with each viewing.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    Don’t fuck this up, Academy.