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  • Artifact

    Artifact

    ★★½

    THANK GOD Jared Leto was eventually allowed to create without the overbearing hand of the record industry impeding his process. I don't know where I'd be without This is War.

  • The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy

    ★★★½

    Ben Stiller, the director, has an awfully dark voice considering how he is normally perceived.

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  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★★★

    Edgar Allen Poe once said that, without a traceable motive, anyone can commit murder with impunity. The Vanishing instantly made me think about this quote for quite a while. An excellent, methodical and expertly directed film that confidently refuses to be labeled as a one genre, George Suizer's cautionary tale about obsession and how far we'll go to find truth is an art house triumph. This dark, brilliant film has been much-talked about since its release in 1988, and for…

  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    ★★★★★

    One of the true landmarks in film history (and one of my all-time favorites), La Dolce Vita is a powerful and profound film that is absolutely mesmerizing -- from the now infamous opening scene of a helicopter carrying a statue of Christ flying over Rome's ancient ruins, to the metaphorically loaded prehistoric fish washing ashore at the end. Federico Fellini's masterpiece is not only a caustic critique of modern Rome, but it's pertinent to all modern society as well. The…