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  • A Room with a View
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • The Souvenir: Part II
  • Sexy Beast

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  • The Color of Pomegranates

    ★★★★½

  • Hit the Road

    ★★★½

  • Eastern Promises

    ★★★★½

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

    ★★★★

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  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

    "...and now, your host for this evening, the Rolling Stones."

    I gotta say, this is one of the most pleasurable viewing experiences I've had this year and in several years, taking my time over the course of the past week to watch the doc in full. is it tv? is it a movie? it feels plenty cinematic, both in its slowness and its grandiosity.

    I came into this indifferent to the Beatles, if not Beatles-skeptic. (anyone who knows me in…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

    understands correctly that:

    1. the coolest drink you can order for another person is a Coke
    2. the other coolest drink you can order for another person is a martini
    3. it is always funny, as well as romantic, to introduce someone who is not your spouse as your spouse

    when I see Skyler Gisondo I go crazy I love that guy so much

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  • The Color of Pomegranates

    The Color of Pomegranates

    ★★★★½

    people really like to do viral tweets about how a cheese-it would kill a pilgrim or Anne Boleyn on Tinder but I think what sort of escapes us is how wholly bizarre the past would feel to folks like us (using app to track movies). I get that this is an impressionistic interpretation of life but it feels as close to me as film can get to capturing what an alien, overwhelming, beautiful, and haunting experience that would be. sort of like getting your tarot read? great flick!

  • Hit the Road

    Hit the Road

    ★★★½

    took me a long time to settle in with the cadence of this: hard to tell if its second half is stronger than its first or if I was just really in it by then. a nice movie to see with my dad — a rare film about parents who are good for once.

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