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  • ’Round Midnight

    ’Round Midnight

    ★★★★½

    Dale: "It's funny how the world is inside of nothing. I mean you have your heart and soul inside of you. Babies are inside of their mothers. Fish are out there... in the water. But the world... is inside of nothing. I don't know if I like this or not, but you'd better write it down."


    Talk about the perfect nightcap of a movie. It was like being wrapped up in blankets sipping on a cup of hot chocolate, sitting…

  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    Robert McKee: "Nothing happens in the world? Are you out of your f*cking mind?
    ......
    If you can't find that stuff in life, then you, my friend, don't know crap about life - and WHY THE F*CK, are you wasting my two precious hours with your movie??! I don't have any use for it!! I don't have ANY. BLOODY. USE for it!"


    Having watched this close to a dozen times now since originally seeing it in theaters, there are so…

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  • Animal Crackers

    Animal Crackers

    ★★★½

    With Duck Soup as the only other Marx Brothers film I've watched (nearly 5 years ago to the day), this felt very similar - both good and bad.

    While maintaining the frenetic stand-up of Groucho as explorer Captain Spalding, the deadpan tough exterior of Chico as Signor Ravelli (or.. Ravioli?), and the pantomime antics of Harpo as the Professor, it still has a strong theater vibe that barely translates into a film. Then again, it is the early 1930s and…

  • Avanti!

    Avanti!

    ★★★½

    I must get this out of the way first.... Juliet Mills is nowhere near as 'fat' as they try & make her out to be. And it was played up so much & such a focal point that it began to detract from the film. Add to that the easy-breezy way this film handles affairs - maybe that was more the mentality back then in 1972 when you travel a long distance? - but those two things stuck out pretty bad.

    When…

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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    I hope everybody here has that one movie where you can put on at any time, and get a huge smile across your face. It's the definition of entertainment at the movies for me. No matter how many times I watch it, it will never get old, grow tiresome, or run its' course. From Rick's signature introduction all the way to that classic scene on the runway, this is a beautiful friendship that will not end any time soon.

    Set…

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★½

    Holy sh*t what an experience.

    This was an excellent revenge film with some noir elements to boot. With plenty of style, a twisting complex plot, and great acting - this one keeps you glued to the screen from beginning to end. It was beautiful on all counts and really makes me want to see this on blu-ray. With the Canadian edition of Park's "revenge" trilogy on sale at the moment, I see no reason not to check out his other…