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  • Who's That Knocking at My Door

    Who's That Knocking at My Door

    ★★★

    I’m glad to have watched it, as there are some moments of intercutting and camera work that feel extremely fresh and interesting. But it felt like it was trying to hard to impress and with its themes and climax.

    On an unrelated note, it kept reminding me of Goodwill Hunting, with all the intercutting between our guy being one way with his friends while having a different life with another set of folks.

    And gosh, some of the black and white shots are beautiful.

  • All the President's Men

    All the President's Men

    ★★★½

    Random thoughts:

    – Listening to the “burn notice“ podcast a month ago didn’t really help me with the names in this film. I still got pretty lost.

    - Ben Bradlee, The executive editor of the post, played here by Jason Robards, was also played by Tom Hanks in the movie “The Post”. I thought I recognized that office. This is someone I’d like to know more about. I wonder if there’s a good book or movie about Ben Bradlee. 

    - So many hand written notes in this movie! It’s nice to see.

    - I’m going to go buy a paper.

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  • Maniac

    Maniac

    ★★★½

    Strange in a wonderful way. Like the way Terry Gilliam movies made me feel when I was younger. It doesn’t hold together dramatically for me, but it’s so inventive, silly, and interesting that I didn’t mind.


    Justin Theroux is SO over the top but I love it.

  • Room 237

    Room 237

    ★★★

    Warning! This post doesn’t spoil the documentary Room 237 but does contain spoilers for the movie The Shining.

    For those who haven’t run across Rodney Aschers film Room 237 the Letterboxd description describes it like this:

    “A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining.”

    I think that’s both true and misleading.

    I think for most of your first viewing of Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining you feel like you have…