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  • The Long Riders

    The Long Riders

    ★★★★½

    "You're both crazy, but you do keep me amused. I am having a *real* good time."

    One of my favorite westerns and while the action is great and the Carradine and Keach brothers are very good, I have a real sweet spot every time Pamela Reed shows up and blows everyone else off the screen.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    The thing Kubrick didn't foresee was that well past the year 2001, we haven't moved past the phase where apes club each other over the head. So, I guess he was more of an optimist than we thought.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★½

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

    Seen on 70mm at the Ziegfeld Theater.

    For about 2/3rds of the running time, I was seriously considering the notion that this could be Nolan's best film.

    And then Matt Damon showed up and that last hour becomes an over-written, over-plotted mess, where certain characters become antagonists for no particularly worthwhile reason. Somebody needs to get Christopher Nolan to some screenwriting rehab that will rid him of his addiction to unnecessary plot twists.

    What's frustrating about this is that Nolan…

  • Listen Up Philip

    Listen Up Philip

    ★½

    When the narrator's final summation of what a miserable asshole Philip is closes the film, the first thing I thought to myself was, "Yeah, I got this about two minutes into this movie." So, what else does this offer than pounding the same notes of asshole-dom and insufferability over and over again? I have no idea.

    Maybe, there was a time when I would have patience for this film, but, perhaps, the last couple of decades of independent film, where…