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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    So glad that Aronofsky decided to remake THE MONEY PIT.

  • One Trick Pony

    One Trick Pony

    ★★½

    At least Paul was able to admit he has a tiny dick when one of his bandmates makes a comment while sitting in a bathtub. Though he gets to bed every lady that comes into contact with him. Interesting portrayal of a struggling musician, but not as engaging or consistent as I would've hoped. Both Simon and Garfunkel (as actors) do very little for me.

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  • Take This Waltz

    Take This Waltz

    ★★★★★

    If someone were to point out my favorite thing(s) to read, even more than a great novel, it would be essays about something that affected them so deeply that they felt compelled to write about it. It can be short, or it can be 20 pages long. A great author of this approach would be Lester Bangs, who wrote beautifully indulgent music reviews in such an intensely personal way that were so resonant, that for the right reader, you might…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

    Big turnaround here! It took me a 2nd viewing to finally declare this is as a masterpiece of subtle spikes of paranoia, exploring the mystery at the heart of a hard crime, be it personal or political or both. My initial review is that this film is a meandering mess, but it's not. Not really. There are detours that add up to the overall idea that I THINK both PTA and Pynchon share: narratives don't matter in this cluttered cultural…