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  • Trouble Man

    Trouble Man

    ★★★★

    I love Bill Henderson's Jimmy, with sandwich in-hand, telling everyone to move out because he's closing the poll hall early. I love Bill Henderson doing anything in this film, honestly.

    Robert Hooks is cool, calm and collected, perhaps the ultimate badass. I'm not even sure what he does, where he gets his money, but he handles things, I know that much. He handles them well. He's like a benevolent capitalist Robin Hood in a $300 suit three steps ahead of every individual living in the LA area.

    God damn, Ivan Dixon is the best.

  • Father Figures

    Father Figures

    ½

    Yeah, I don't know.

    This is one of the most disturbing things I've seen, as well as the worst.
    Nothing is funny, even remotely; nothing even funny-adjacent.

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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…