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  • The Look of Silence

    The Look of Silence

    ★★★★★

    I can't say I preferred this to The Act of Killing, but very little could have beaten that. I can say, however, that this documentary is still extraordinary, though a massive change of pace for Oppenheimer. For at least 75% of the film's runtime, all the sound, dialogue or otherwise, is underscored by what sounds like ambient field recordings of crickets and fireflies at night. The effect is intoxicating.

  • Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine

    ★★★★

    Has the formal holisticism of an academic essay and the beating heart of a rally speech. If you disagree with its politics, Moore makes up for it with emotional dynamite.

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  • Wonder

    Wonder

    ★★★

    Owen Wilson doesn't say "wow" once in this damn movie.

    Let-down.

    (Disclaimer: that's not the only reason I gave it three stars, just FYI.)

  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    ★★★★★

    I'm speechless.

    This film showed me something I have never seen before, and I'm not sure if my soul can take it.

    This rattles you down to your purest, most elemental form of self. It blurs the line between fiction and reality in a way I have seen no other piece of art do before.

    It's one of the greatest films I've ever seen.