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  • Kes
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Anatomy of a Murder

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  • Scream

    ★★★★½

  • Vertigo

    ★★★★★

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★★

  • The Tender Bar

    ★★½

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★½

    I must confess that is my first watch of Scream, the beloved classic that spawned sequels (yes I will get around to the new one) and many other comedy-horror films. I had seen one of the sequels on cable years ago, with the masked killer jumping up after being killed remaining a strong memory (nostalgia never fails). Some movies scream 90s (tacky pun) more than others, and while this is somehow more annoyingly 90s than Clerks, it’s also way more…

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★★

    A film I so easily dismissed years ago has now become a new favorite. I’ve come to the conclusion that Wes Anderson hasn’t made a bad film, and while my disconnect towards The French Dispatch is strong, a simple rewatch down the road ought to suffice. Anderson’s films find you when you’re in just enough of a crummy mood to enjoy the quirkiness of his worlds, as well as the underlying sadness present in all of his characters. Steve Zissou…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    Unbelievably disappointing. Like many, I had the highest of hopes, as its glorious trailer made it out to be The Lord of the Rings meets Guillermo Del Toro, but I couldn’t have been more painfully wrong if I had tried. I don’t know much about the story it’s adapted from so I can’t comment on how accurate this version is historically or what they changed, all I’m looking at is how it works as a narrative film. Let’s get the only positive…

  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    ★★½

    It’s the Uncle Frank of 2021 for sure, but I’ll go a step further- it has the same exact issue that David Lean’s Great Expectations had: the older character’s story sucks. Tye Sheridan isn’t the issue, it’s his casting; not only does he not look like Daniel Ranieri’s young JR (whose the Alan Kim of this year), he doesn’t act like him either. While shy, it was clear how intelligent the kid was, while adult JR is just sort of,…