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  • Casablanca



    In honor of the anniversary of the 75th anniversary of the film, I was so glad to have the opportunity to see it on the big screen in my local theater. Getting there was hectic: I ran in front of a car, scratched the wheels, and only made it with seconds to spare. Yet, all those troubles didn't even amount to a hill of beans by the end of it. I have never truly given Casablanca a former review, and…

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story


    So there is a very controversial scene in the movie where it is dedicated to a grieving woman eating pie. There is no dialogue, there is no score. The only sounds we hear are the eurhythmic, perpetual chewing noises she makes as she eats the pie right out of the tin for an enduring ten minutes. If this movie is roughly ninety minutes, that would mean that roughly 10% of this entire film, A Ghost Story, is dedicated to silent…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis


    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


    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…