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  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★★

    i cannot, will not, and straight up refuse to tire of this.
    to understand this masterpiece you have to view from the perspective of a concert goer from that of a cinephile's point of view.
    no other concert film is like this. no other film is like this.
    the chemistry on stage is unfathomable, the minimalist set design is ten ten and eccentric costume design is out of this world.
    you pair it all with the music of the unmistakable talking heads and you have a new wave classic that doesn't include godard, for a change.

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★★

    Noah Baumbach continues to take excessive influence from Woody Allen. Everything from the initial awkward family dinner scene to the silent slapstick humour of Allen’s earliest films seeps through this Netflix original.

    Awkward strained family relations, silly actors turned serious and a lone piano accompanying panning scenes of Manhattan. Menial trvial pursuits across New York for minimal results, and regret, so much regret.

    I’m all for Woody Allen films without the stigma of Woody Allen but c’mon, at least add…

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  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★★★

    So after having my entire family squawking "YOU HAVEN'T SEEN GLADIATOR?!" on this past weekend, I decided I best see what all the fuss is about. Honestly, I was expecting it to be a little bit better, it's very good but it's not excellent. The two main actors are absolutely superb in it, (after watching Her it's weird seeing Joaquin looking so different) but Russell Crowe did his trademark manly man very well. I did really enjoy this film but I do wish it was a little better, that's as plain as I can put it.

  • A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind

    ★★★★½

    This film hit me big time emotionally, and it's all because of Russell Crowe's amazing acting throughout. Accompanied by Paul Bettany and Ed Harris as well, both of which are utterly fantastic throughout, in fact fuck it, the entire cast is absolutely fantastic throughout. And the music! Fits so very well throughout. It might be my love for maths that made this film hit me so hard but I just felt so empathetic towards all of the characters all the…