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  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita


    This is so close to perfect, then the penultimate scene, the "ogry" party is a big swing and a miss. Something like it is necessary to the story to show the final party that sinks into the lowest decay of the film and the disinterest by all of the party goers, but it's just that, disinterested in itself and tired. Perhaps that's what the movie is intended to do, force the audience to leave feeling worn out from the life…

  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty


    When Marcelo from a Dolce Vita grows old. So incredibly beautifully shot, I don't think I have ever seen the sea shot so beautifully or pans that are so fast and smooth at the same time. Th lead actor plays the instrument of his droopy dog face so incredibly well.

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  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Dallas Buyers Club


    I had put off seeing this because of the physical transition Matthew McConaughey went through for this role. It's really hard to want to seek out a movie that you know will be hard, that you know will be tragic, where you know will make you watch a human body break down and die. I know am certain McConaughey's recognition at the time for this, Mud and True Detective was absolutely justified. I'm glad I watch this and it now…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther


    I enjoyed this, and there's so much to unpack from it that I'll stick to just two ideas. The Korean scene is an African take on James Bond and the final big action sequence is an Afrofuturism take on Lord of the Rings. I won't claim to know as much as I should about African American Studies or African History, although they both interest me and I was fascinated to read King Leopold's Ghost about the horrors of colonialism in…