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  • Tin Cup

    Tin Cup

    ★★★★½

    It’s at its best when a Chechen Marin and Kevin Costner are together in screen. For example the breakup and reunion scenes between the two and by far the best is the driving range scene at the US Open. Love this movie and love the writing. A very underrated sports movie, one of the best.

  • High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter

    ★★★★½

    This is an all time best/favorite Western film and Eastwood film. Love the thriller/ghost/supernatural almost horror-like story elements. There is a lot to chew on with this one and after not watching this for many years it was a welcome and enjoyable experience minus the rape moments and joke which are a uncomfortable part of an otherwise exquisite and deep film.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    This is my favorite overall story within a Wes Anderson film. Ralph Fiennes also gives my favorite performance in an Anderson film as well. He’s such an interesting, nuanced character; Fiennes brings the right feel to his role. I also just love the look and dedication to detail which is in very Anderson film, but here is stunning. While not my favorite film by Anderson it just might be his best!

  • Once

    Once

    ★★★

    Maybe a little to simplistic, nevertheless this is a remarkably gorgeous story. John Carney has moved me twice now with this and Sing Street. I wasn't sure that I liked this movie early, but then the played Falling Slowly in the music store and I was all in. The music was beautiful and fit well with the plot and helped tell the story. Cannot say enough good things about this film maker and look forward to his upcoming work. Strong recommend especially for music lovers and love story enthusiasts.