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  • The Keeper of Lost Causes

    The Keeper of Lost Causes

    ★★★

    I'm all in on Fares Fares after seeing him in Zero Dark Thirty, even with that double name and this picture that I just found en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fares_Fares#/media/File:Fares_Fares_i_De_tre_musket%C3%B6rerna_2009.jpg Here, watch a 2 min short that he's in, directed by Cary Fukunaga instead www.nowness.com/story/sleepwalking-in-the-rift

    I was thinking about watching The Niles Hilton Incident but while reading the NYT review they mention the Department Q series, saying nice things about it (the 2nd or 3rd of the series is a critic's pick) and because…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★½

    We're in the midst of a resurgence of American* cinema with so many talented directors (*Lots of them are non-Americans) working today, and I think Martin McDonagh is my favorite of the crowded bunch. His voice is the one that I find most engaging and entertaining. His films are some of the funniest being made today but they are much deeper than that, and with Three Billboards he has made his most complete film. I can see that some people…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…

  • Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur

    ★★★★

    This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.

    I kind of put off watching this; these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…