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  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★½

    Once upon a time I was a Talking Heads fan, but after watching this...I'm a borderline Talking Heads fanatic.

    Stop Making Sense is simple, no narrative, no biography, and no introduction. It is simple...right down to its visuals. The only kind of special effects here are the background, but other than that it is a show about the great David Byrne singing with band members appearing in increments after every song. It is a collaborative effort, but Byrne is the…

  • The Founder

    The Founder

    ★★★

    This movie actually pissed me off; a great script, ruined by awful direction. If The Founder had anything, it definitely had the screenplay down, it was even eyed by the Coen Brothers who wanted to be a part of it, and I desperately want to live in the world that allowed that to happen. What was in the screenplay, is a strong contender for the best screenplay in recent years. It tells the story of Roy Kroc, a small time…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★½

    A tragic story about a struggling musician in the 1960s. It's raw and powerful, but also sends quite the depressing message of struggling for our art.

    We follow Llewyn Davis, a struggling artist who has a lot of talent in him, as he tries to make it through an opportunity to follow his dream. However, he starts from the bottom. He doesn't have a dime to his name, nor does he have a home; what he does have though is…

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★½

    I think this woke up something inside of me. I forgot how fun movies can actually be; not all of them have to have a message, or tell a universal truth. When was the last time I watched a fun movie, a movie that existed just for everyone to have a good, fun light hearted joy ride for 2 hours? The cynic in me was ready to lambast this film, but I didn't have it in me. I was having…