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  • Borat: VHS Cassette

    Borat: VHS Cassette

    ★★

    DVD extras of outtakes are now “exclusive streaming content.”

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    ★★★

    Dear Marty,

    I know you like that one song you put in Goodfellas, and it's a good song and great in the sequence. And I suppose the idea is that it's a more unique perspective on the Beatles than has been done before, so if you're going to use that cool '60s footage, sure do it that way. But--and "don't @me," as the kids say, I'm really sorry, George Harrison is possibly the least interesting Beatle. The Hindu spirituality stuff…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    TL;DR: "2001" is a great film, and it's worth watching even if the circumstances aren't perfect.

    I've been pondering what an enormous range of experiences watching a movie is for people in 2013. From silent reverence in front of 35mm projections to an iPad and headphones while falling asleep, it's a wider spectrum than what I once experienced simply as: a) going to the cinema with friends or family, b) watching on TV enduring commercial breaks or on VHS tapes…

  • Hannah Arendt

    Hannah Arendt

    ★★

    Giving "Hannah Arendt" a bad review is like Arendt herself implicating Jewish leadership in the Holocaust. Everyone's going to be angry because it seems you're attacking the underdog--beating the victim while they're down. It's an admirable subject and treated respectfully, so we want to be pretty forgiving. But I'd prefer that the admirable subject and intelligent dialogue be entertaining so that the uninformed masses can learn something beneficial. As for me, I would rather have just read the article and…