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  • My Brother's Wedding

    My Brother's Wedding


    a bit of a mess but (also a large part of its charm) there are moments of brilliance:

    Soldier & Pierce running about the city shortly after Soldier is released from prison.
    The midnight phone call cut to daytime with the girl bursting through the front door, across the lawn in search of Pierce.
    The aftermath of the car accident.

  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake


    Had a good thing going until Loach decides to escalate shit, undermining everything that came before it.

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums


    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar


    Robert Bresson has an insane 7 films on the Sight and Sound list.

    Now, I may or may not possess the Malick gene, the jury is still out, but having watched two Bressons now (this and Pickpocket) I'm almost certain I do not possess a Bresson gene.

    Maybe...completely devoid of the Bresson gene.

    This is, without a doubt, the main director that is so critically praised and universally loved and I cannot, for the life of me, understand why. To…