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  • John Adams

    John Adams

    ★★★½

    Tom Hooper: "Surely the only way to tell this tale of an American statesman is with a whole lotta mmmmmmmDUTCH ANGLES."

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ★★★½

    Another casualty of digital cinematography. I'm not railing against it in general (I've sold my heart and soul to the Arri Alexa) but a 1980s period piece shouldn't really look so crisp and clean, image-wise (in my opinion).

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  • Dances with Wolves

    Dances with Wolves

    ★★★★★

    This film is such a relic of its time in the best possible way.

    If this were made today:

    -It'd be a stupid miniseries on Netflix with no theatrical release, for people to watch on iPads on their layovers
    -The duration would either be halved or doubled
    -Every prop and piece of wardrobe would look insanely gaudy with digital cinema cameras
    -The score would be Zimmer-esque strings and drums with a bunch of "hihowareya" faux-First Nation chants thrown in
    -Every…

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    I watch this movie every day.

    I watch this movie when I get up in the morning and when I go to bed at night (with a quick nibble in the afternoon).

    I watch this movie while I'm watching other movies.

    I watch this movie.

    Cogito ergo sum (roughly translates to "Erryboddygo watch sum No Country for Old Men").