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  • Kundun



    Hey Marty! Kundun... I liked it!

    A man predisposed to be sensitive to the plight of all living things forced to reconcile with the violent times he has to live through. Scorsese finds a way to make spirituality something that's universal through some of the greatest imagery he's conjured up in his career. I'm glad I rewatched this so recently after seeing Akira Kurosawa's Dreams as I could sense him fully embracing his hero's style in the more ethereal sequences.…

  • Casino



    There's no better film than this one to bring up the way Scorsese uses narration. 3 different characters get to narrate this movie and each one feels essential to geeking out over the intricacies of this world. Narration gets a bad rap, most of the time deservedly, but every time Marty utilizes it, it's like a soundtrack I never knew I needed.

    But this film is so great for any nerd who wants to just revel in the ins-and-outs of…

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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post


    The problem with THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST is right there in the title itself, Cameron Post. I haven’t read the YA novel but my impression of it is that it spends time with Cam, getting to know her and her wants before being sent into the world of “pray the gay away.” The film adaptation instead treats her as a blank slate to project on, while the much more interesting supporting cast come in and out of scenes making…

  • High Life

    High Life


    Like First Reformed last year, Claire Denis' new movie probes the morality of raising a child in a doomed society. The perfect counterargument to Interstellar.