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  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise


    On its own: perfect.
    With the knowledge of what's to come: transcendent like few movies will ever be.

    First time since '95.
    When I saw it
    in the theater
    with my mom.
    What does Celine say about those perfect days, those perfect moments she's experienced? That she always knew something was missing, like the right person?
    No offense, mom, but yeah, that.

  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing


    It's been 25 years, but I was still anticipating moments like I'd just seen it yesterday. That's the Coens for you.

    Mostly surface-level fun and games with the amazing dialogue, the punch-line editing, the impeccable cast, but Carter Burwell's deeply emotional theme (one of the best ever) is the first to cue you into the fact that the Coens have also got some heavier shit on their minds even if it mostly stays just out of sight.

    The ending is,…

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