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  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★★

    Complex masterpiece by my favorite director Koreeda. I don’t think I can do a full review without seeing this again. Highly recommend

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Some movies are so good they leave you speechless when the credits roll. Burning was not that movie. In fact, I could not stop talking as soon as the credits rolled, venting all my thoughts at once incoherently. After a day of thinking about it, I am no closer to where I was when I left the theater.

    I’ll spare all the details because I believe it’s best to go into this (and pretty much all movies) with little or…

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  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    ★★★★★

    Watched for I Need a Hobby podcast episode Documentaries 2 to be released June 6th

    Incredible tragic story and an amazing character study of Timothy Treadwell. The reason I loved this so much is because Herzog lets the viewer make their own conclusions on whether Treadwell is misunderstood or mentally insane. In my opinion he saw himself as a cast away from society and used his time with the bears to keep himself sane (though it’s clear he was not,…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    “This is it Joel. It’s going to be gone soon.”
    ”I know.”
    ”What do we do?”
    ”Enjoy it.”

    Grateful to have been able to use this quote in my everyday life to deal with things I’m not super prepared for. I’d say this rewatch was enough to make me unsure whether or not this is my favorite movie again (was 2nd behind Short Term 12). There’s no joke between 5 and 10 scenes that are truly transcendent. It is a…