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“You don’t want to get mixed up with a guy like me... I’m a loner, Dottie, a rebel.
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    ★★★½

    Underrated in that special way where it’s so much better than people generally think. 

    Cate Blanchett is a Trader Joe’s in a world of Aldi in this one. 

    Not sure why I thought this would be The Secret Life of Walter Mitty for women but it’s definitely not. If it is the female Secret life of Walter and Bernadette doesn’t break of from her family until 35 left in the film then that’s saying something — that is if this is…

  • Yes Man

    Yes Man

    ★★½

    Upon rewatch, the philosophical poignancy of just saying yes to everything doesn’t have the impact it once did; honestly, a movie about someone saying no to everything, and having that drastically improve their life, seems a little more practical.

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  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★½

    Really great movie... up until all the who-done-it stuff starts happening.

  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★½

    It’s a three hour movie; I’ll keep my thoughts short..

    One of the most interesting technical aspects of this film is the repetition of exact camera shots — a way of replicating the single-mindedness of memories and thoughts in general. As Yang Yang (aka Edward Yang) puts it, “I can’t see what’s behind me — I can only see in front of me — so I can only know half the truth.”

    Another interesting aspect of this film is the…