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  • The Mystery of D.B. Cooper

    ★★★½

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    ★★★★★

  • Slave to the Grind

    ★★★★

  • The Wedding Singer

    ★★★½

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  • The Mystery of D.B. Cooper

    The Mystery of D.B. Cooper

    ★★★½

    Basically a longer elaboration on the points made in Errol Morris's "Who Was the Umbrella Man?" but with more procedural meat on those bones. The four possible narratives kind of remind me the way Room 237 arranges its theories; one of the best bits here is the part near the end where things pull back a bit from those four, less a gotcha than a reminder of the point. Unfortunately the movie only really works on that level near the…

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    ★★★★★

    I mean, I was sold from the jump just on the basis of his affect being that of a man who knows that at some undetermined but soon to arrive moment someone else is going to walk on stage and shoot him in the head. (Which he then highlights, and loops back around to by the end; that's what this does.) A 'magic' show raised on Borges and F For Fake and, I don't know, Talk Talk (cf. Mark Hollis…

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