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  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★★

    I missed the New Year’s Day tradition of watching About Time this year for doing the very thing they mention in this movie. To live each day with more positive intent. And I have been, ever more so, since my son was born three years ago.

  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★½

    Trashy fun again for Verhoeven

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  • Swingers

    Swingers

    ★★★★½

    I have fond, fond memories of Swingers.

    Swingers is one of these experiences you had to have when it first came out. As a late teenager at the time (closer to my twenties), what Vince and Jon do in this movie was pretty much what I was doing (except the whole Vegas thing and saying 'beautiful babies' a lot). Hanging out with friends, trying to look cool, going to new clubs and bars, buying expensive drinks (or stealing others at…

  • The Science of Sleep

    The Science of Sleep

    ★★★★½

    Gondry is in complete control with The Science of Sleep. He wrote and directed this absolute wonder of a film. You can feel his playful energy in every frame, with Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg throwing themselves into Gondry's head and really understanding his vision.

    It's filmmakers like Gondry, who when they have total ownership over their material, make you see the pure magic that cinema can provide. Glorious!