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  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    ★★½

    A cliched and redundant storyline offering little in terms of interesting filmmaking.

  • Cane River

    Cane River

    ★★★★

    Tômmye Myrick & Richard Romain's chemistry is undeniable, to the point that every scene spent in their coupled presence is a welcoming experience. In terms of romantic pairings in film, this might be one of the best, strongly aided by the way in which their relationship is written. Their courtship isn't overwhelmingly sappy or sentimental instead consisting mostly of congenial conversations with little touches of humor. I especially liked their quasi-argument based on a book about the history of the Metoyer…

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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…