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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★½

    - C'mon, change my mind, David. Make me see why some people think this is a masterpiece.
    - Yeah, well, this still doesn't work for me, but keep in mind that I didn't like the second half of MULHOLLAND DR. either.

  • Nixon

    Nixon

    ★★★★

    - 3 hour 31 minute director's cut, which was the only version I could get my hands on.
    - Was this Hopkins's last great performance? I'm too lazy to check what he's done since.
    - Fades a bit in its final hour, as Nixon gets caught up in Watergate mania, but it's never boring and doesn't feel nearly as long as it is.

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  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

    ★★★★

    Watching this was like opening a time capsule from a much different time. And, I know it's not "cool" to say, but I'd love to see a sequel depicting what these characters are doing now that the majority of people listen to music on their smartphones.

  • Born on the Fourth of July

    Born on the Fourth of July

    ★★★½

    - I've somehow managed to go nearly 30 years without seeing this.
    - It's a good reminder of when Cruise still was trying to stretch as an actor. Guess that ended with MAGNOLIA in 1999.
    - He does a good job here and is strangely most believable as the older, embittered Kovic than as the young, True Vietnam Believer.
    - Also, rock on Ron Kovic, who's still very much alive (and 3 years younger than my mother).