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  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★★

    Some real strong gay energy, but otherwise I still feel like I enjoy this way less than your average audience

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    Can't say I really love the anthology format, but it works well enough thematically and paints a great portrait of the West & the Coens' views on life. Segments ranked, because I'm a simple fellow with simple desires:

    #1: The Gal Who Got Rattled: I love, by turn, how earnest it starts off and how tragically nihilistic it becomes
    #2: All Gold Canyon: Just amazing character work; a simple story beautifully told
    #3: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Just so dang…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    "Hey pretty girl, time to wake up."

    There was a time not too long ago when if you asked me what my favorite movie was I might have told you Mulholland Drive. There's a lot going on in the film and I certainly won't claim to understand all of it (something I might have done when it was my "favorite movie"), but I do have a reading of it that seems to answer a lot of the questions it poses,…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Ever since I joined Letterboxd, nothing has scared me more than the idea of trying to write about 2001: A Space Odyssey. The fact that everything has "already been said" about this masterpiece has itself already been said so many times that there's not even an original means of expressing my lack of originality left at my disposal. So with the knowledge that I will probably never be able to fully encapsulate what makes this my favorite movie of all…