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  • Joe Versus the Volcano

    ★★★★★

  • Love & Mercy

    ★★★★½

  • Superman Returns

    ★★★

  • The Hurt Locker

    ★★★★½

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  • Joe Versus the Volcano

    Joe Versus the Volcano

    ★★★★★

    A review of Joe Versus the Volcano is very difficult to write. It is at once epic and intimate, ambitious and silly, humorous and melancholy, ridiculous and thought provoking. It is a movie that has a passionate fanbase, but a movie that has divided critics and audiences since it was released in 1990. On IMDb it has a user rating of only 5.7/10, on RottenTomatoes a "rotten" critics score of just 58% (and an audience score of 54%), and a…

  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy

    ★★★★½

    2014’s Love & Mercy has the look of a traditional Hollywood biopic, but it’s not. Obviously influenced by Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There biopic of Bob Dylan (and using that movies screenwriter Oren Moverman as well), director Bill Pohlad reigns in that movies more experimental approach in this look at the life of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. Wilson famously wrote tons of hit pop songs in the early 60’s for The Beach Boys, then got more ambitious, and competitive with…

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  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

    September 15, 2009

    Sometimes a movie aquires the title of "classic" over the years despite not being that great. It's just that nobody wants to acknowledge that they don't think it's worthy of the title and go against the masses. Billy Wilder's The Apartment is not that movie. This is, without a doubt, one of the great American movies ever made. It stars one of our greatest actors, Jack Lemmon, in quite possibly his greatest performance. A very young, and…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    April 16, 2019

    First Reformed nabbed Paul Schrader his first Academy Award nomination this year, for Best Original Screenplay. It was joyous and long overdue recognition for us film fans, and astounding to think that his scripts for Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, Affliction, and Bringing Out the Dead weren’t deemed worthy by the Academy. Now all of those but Affliction were from his long and fruitful relationship with Martin Scorsese, but Schrader is and has…