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  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★½

    Huh. Weird.

    Watched with Blank Check w/ Griffin and David's commentary, which mainly consisted of Griffin Newman talking about early awkward sexual experiences, cyber bullying, being on "Vinyl", Noah Baumbach, and how much he's being paid for being on "Vinyl."

    Commentary rating 5/5.

    Also, Blank Check points out Lucas' desire to do some Buster Keaton business with Jar Jar, and make one of my favorite points of all time against that; "My favorite part about Buster Keaton is how he doesn't shut the fuck up."

  • Antz

    Antz

    ★★★

    Definitely not as good as Bananas...

    A fascinating approach to an animated adventure film.

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  • This House Has People in It

    This House Has People in It

    ★★★★½

    I loved this so much. The visual concept executed so brilliantly, and like Unedited Footage of a Bear, Alan Resnick approaches really dark, human ideas through such abstract and absurdist extremes. It might be an overstatement, but these past two shorts of his have shown David Lynch levels of artistic precision. This one especially really got to me, using everything in its clever setup to tell a story without TELLING the story. But the theme is clear and thorough (albeit…

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★★★½

    For a film plagued with so many issues in its development, and for a Marvel film, and just as a film in general, Ant-Man defied every expectation I could've had, and came out alive as a vibrant, ingenious, and hilarious movie with a good heart.

    It gave Edgar Wright a playground of ingenious and clever ideas. It gave Paul Rudd and Adam McKay a chance to expand their brand of comedy into a much more thorough and genre-bending stance. And…