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  • Breaker Morant

    Breaker Morant

    ★★★★½

    The Letterboxd Season Challenge 2018-19

    Week 2: September 17th-23rd
    Australian New Wave Week

    Breaker Morant is based on a true story of the 1902 court martial and trial of three Australian Lieutenants serving in the British army during the Second Anglo-Boer War. They were accused of murdering captured Boers and a German missionary for no good reason other than some form of revenge. The movie is told in alternative courtroom scenes and flashbacks with war re-enactments. The trial is tangled…

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★

    Joaquin Phoenix is great as an ordinary guy, named Theodore, in the not too distant future who falls in love with an artificially intelligent operating system whose name is Samantha (played by Scarlett Johansson). The premise of the movie which is basically a guy falling in love with his computer was pretty disturbing to me at first, but the chemistry between the two main characters works, mainly due to Spike Jonze's amazing screenplay which is is both funny and moving in parts. The movie is beautifully photographed with great sets. Her is a provocative film that seems more prescient as technology becomes more and more advanced.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Cue Also Sprach Zarathustra 👨‍🚀I finally got to see the new restoration of this masterpiece on the big screen, and it was awesome. Not much can be said of 2001 that hasn't been said before. HAL 9000 has got to be one of my favorite characters of all time. Just in case anyone is wondering the following are 2001 Zero Gravity Toilet Instructions:

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  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★½

    What a great conclusion to an amazing trilogy. Before Midnight finds Celine and Jesse, who are middle aged now, in Greece wrapping up a summer long vacation. Things seem great between the two of them until tiny fractures in their seemingly solid relationship are revealed and the two have a blow out that at times seems as if came straight out of Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage. The acting in this movie is phenomenal and the screenplay is amazing. The movie is wise, bittersweet, and thoughtful. I’m hoping a fourth movie is made in another couple of years!