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Before all the notoriety, big titles, & Oscars, it was still clearly obvious that even 30 years ago, the Coen Brothers were born to tell stories. Barton Fink is masterful, unpredictable storytelling at its finest. And it's not just the Coen Brothers who foreshadow a lifetime of storytelling on the horizon- it's John Turturro & John Goodman. Do people under 30 understand the gift that is Turturro & Goodman? Do younger generations appreciate their greatness? Something about a young Turturro & Goodman on screen…
Expectations for C'mon C'mon were certainly high after Mike Mills gave us Beginners and 20th Century Women. They were definitely met and exceeded as we were blown away by this masterpiece of a film. The relationship between Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman is special. It explores the growing pains of parenthood and living in general with a central message - life can be hard & a grind, and that's okay. And lastly, we wanted to touch on the documentary segments; they show how precocious, thoughtful, and above all, inspiring our youngest generation is.
Don't Look Up is a lethal mix of humor and panic & is our selection for Best Movie of 2021. McKay creates a rare film that shakes you to your core but forces you to belly laugh- although crossing back and forth over the line from humor to fear is tricky. However, the primary love of this movie comes from Leonardo DiCaprio. Leo tackles perhaps the best monologues of his career throughout the movie & when things seem to lose their center,…
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The Godfather 2 is the definition of "rewatchable": the movie gets better literally each & every time its viewed. It's almost unbelievable. It's our personal belief that The Godfather 2 is in-fact a "better" movie than the first because of the combination of DeNiro & Pacino: their dueling storylines makes for a uniquely powerful story of integrity. After all, The Godfather has always been & will always be a story about one's character- your character is your…