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  • The Fall

    The Fall

    ★★★

    Took me a few days to gather my thoughts on this one -- both a fascinating and annoying look at New York City's life between late 1967 and 1968, with the Vietnam war looming large. What makes the film fascinating is that Peter Whitehead clearly knows how to edit audio and video, making for a high-energy psychedelic viewing experience at times. He also was able to gain deep access to students, which makes the latter part of the film an…

  • The Misfits

    The Misfits

    ★★★½

    A flawed movie about flawed characters. What a sad joy to see Clift, Monroe and Gable — together with Ritter and Wallach a perfect cast.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★½

    Boy, what a drag. A huge disappointment -- but I seem to be one of a kind in not liking this movie. The idea to follow the same actors over a 12-year period is interesting, but that in itself doesn't lead to a great movie. Let me repeat: The idea to follow the same actors over a 12-year period is interesting, but that in itself doesn't mean the end result will be awesome. And this one just didn't do it…

  • Le Plaisir

    Le Plaisir

    ★★★½

    What a pleasure! This movie has great energy, not in the least because of the stunning use of the Ophuls-tracking shots. The second section, with the awesome Jean Gabin, is close to perfect!