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  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Burning
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Captain Ron

    ★★½

  • Becoming Cousteau

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    ★★★½

  • Baraka

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  • Becoming Cousteau

    Becoming Cousteau

    How many films that feature someone dying are going to make me cry? Am I just a little baby now?

    I was coming at this doc. from one angle, and that is, I wanted to see what about Jaques Cousteau inspired Wes Anderson so much to make one of my favorite films, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

    Well this pretty much delivered on that, but, being super informative, I learned so much more about the man. Whenever I've thought…

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    ★★★½

    "I'm afraid, sir, you have rather a weak grasp on reality."

    "Your 'reality' sir, is lies and balderdash, and I'm delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever."

    Amen to that sentiment.

    This was really fun and so detailed and creative. It must have been a real labor of love. I can't tell you why this worked for me and Time Bandits didn't but, Uma.

    That whole segment with Robin Williams playing a character with a detachable…

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★★

    "Who am I, Kylie?"
    ”Who how? What now?”

    Somehow on this 4th or 5th rewatch this clicked even more for me. Going up on my my rating to a full 5/5.

    It's likely because on my kids' first watch they loved it so much, even to the point that when it was over my son said, "That was so good, Daddy, can we watch it all over again right now?" Can't tell you how happy this made me. We started…

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★

    Oh, god, not another Director/Actor. (Isn't the vile, two-headed monstrosity, Damon/Affleck the Demogorgon enough? At least these two write their characters with some flaws.) And he’s painted himself as the super-savior without blemish. Here Raiff has artfully crafted himself a fantasy world wherein everyone adores him, surrounded by fawning Jewish mothers, hot girls that tell him he dances sexy and all the attention he can handle from an extremely attractive Dakota Johnson. She’s not even trying, just exuding a non-chalant…