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  • Mr. Roosevelt

    Mr. Roosevelt

    ★★

    I, for the life of me, cannot begin to understand the appeal of Nick Thune. All I see is a man exuding a false sense of sincerity.

    Funny twice:
    - her Holly Hunter impression
    - the bike-riding, loving-life montage ending with the inevitable uphill portion

    I wish I had a cat...love them cats.

  • Blade of the Immortal

    Blade of the Immortal

    ★★★

    this shit is insane and ridiculous but after a while, the 100+-participants-in-battle sequences become nothing but a tangled mess of flailing limbs, metal clinking sound effects and screaming.

    nice mix of modern & classic, humor & drama (for the most part)

    Takuya Kimura is incredible, though.

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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…

  • Hard to Be a God

    Hard to Be a God

    ★★★★★

    If you're ready for 3 hours of floundering in filth, staggerstumbling through the muck and mire shitscape that is Akanar, swathed in an incomprehensible steamfog, perpetually rolling through the frame, enveloping everyone and everything...Medieval times as alien...future as past...cyclical oppression and barbarinism shot through documentarian-observer style with reportage style camerawork showcasing cultural and academic destitution where the townfolk administer ladlefulls of a lacquerlike substance over an endless array of noosehung bodies transforming the swaying corpses into public ornaments sparkling in…