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  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • American Beauty
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Robin Hood

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  • Undine

  • Tea and Sympathy

  • Fantastic Four

Pinned reviews

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Today, I drove to Denver to pick up my girlfriend from the airport and on the way back we got into an interesting discussion - she would probably call it an argument - about monograms. Neither of us are fond of them, but I was arguing that they were inherently classist as they do not improve the objective quality of a product, they simply raise the perceived quality of a material. That is to say, monograms do not make a…

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    Eric Johnson is my best friend. We've known each other for almost 15 years. We met the first week of high school in a theater class and his first impression of me was that I was a pompous sophomore. In truth, I was just a nervous freshman. Soon enough, we grew past his snap judgment and we became collaborators of legend. Clan Man? Friend-Gro? Spartanaire Spring Show 2008? Yeah, you've probably heard of them. We've shared music, feelings, faith, and…

Recent reviews

  • Together Together

    Together Together

    If you aren't watching the all-hit no-miss sketch show I Think You Should Leave, then I think you should. Tim Robinson and his team know exactly how to escalate a concept and then deliver a slam dunk of an ending. One of the best sketches features Patti Harrison going through a deep emotional crisis in an office after a new copier/printer arrives and her performance is astounding: Emmy-worthy. Few other sketches in the two seasons of the show have this…

  • Undine


    Whatever the myth of Undine in real life is doesn't matter. Christian Petzold's latest moody, droopy film with a concrete ending (all things shared with his two previous films that mark is time on the world stage of cinema) is based on a story about Undine, a romantic water nymph. The story seems to have taken many forms over the years, so why not put a new spin on it? Set it in the modern day and make it almost…

Popular reviews

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    I was so excited to watch this movie, I had already planned to rewatch Diary of a Country Priest right after watching it. But this movie packs such a wallop and is so dense with thought, I'm going to have to wait until I approach another dark and deep religious drama.

    That's a testament to the power of First Reformed. I knew it was going to be heavy, but I wasn't thinking it would be this heavy. I should have…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    Helen Keller has a spectacular quote that only someone of her specific personal knowledge could have understood and only someone of her impressive pith could have said: "Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people." There exist variations on that quote, but its central message is impossible to misunderstand. Neither blindness nor deafness is easy to have in a world full of mostly seeing and hearing people, but they create different obstacles to overcome.

    Sound of Metal encapsulates…