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  • Kaagaz Ke Phool

    Kaagaz Ke Phool

    “Life brings us to such sweet pleasure of pain. Your self, you are no more. My self, I am no more.”

    This is a wonderful movie, and while it’s not generally mentioned alongside official entries in the A Star is Born canon, its similarities to that structure are close enough that maybe it should be, and its deviations only make the story more poignant. The central trajectory is there: the discovery of a newcomer by an old hand, and the…

  • Tin Cup

    Tin Cup

    There are many flaws in this motion picture, but there is also a moment when Kevin Costner breaks a US Open record and then proceeds directly to Waffle House, at which point there is a conversation extolling at length the unique virtues of Waffle House. To which I say, God Bless America.

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  • Birdman


    There's a moment where Keaton says, "I've got the chance to do something important," at almost the exact time a bottle of Stella Artois clearly settles in the frame, and for some reason it stuck with me as a minor emblem of the movie's hollowness. Are they so crass as to put a product placement in there as the hero bears his soul? Or is this a deliberate nudge at his petty self-importance adrift in a world of commodity? It's…

  • Filmmaker


    This is a documentary about Francis Ford Coppola, who at one point says, "The world is filled with guys who said, well, I'm gonna make the money and then I'll make the personal films. And somehow, they never get around to doing it."

    The director of this documentary is George Lucas.