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  • Amarcord

    Amarcord

    ★★★★

    Amarcord is strange: perhaps taking self-homage from his past pictures- The mischievieous gangs of La Dolce Vita or I vitelloni, the absurd finale from 8 1/2, and undoubtedly past experiences from his own past, Amarcord is about a small town in Italy during the Fascist regime of the early 1930's, focusing on a group of rag-tag ne'erdowells that pull (Ingenious, I might add) pranks in school, stare at the posteriors life provides to them, even mess around in biblical snowstorms,…

  • Big Deal on Madonna Street

    Big Deal on Madonna Street

    ★★★★★

    you go in thinking you're about to watch the black n white Italian version of The Sting, you come out laughing your ass off with 4 buffoons breaking into an apartment for some chickpea pasta

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    Anderson does it again

    If you've watched enough of Wes Anderson's movies, you've come to expect certain things that will be in his movies: a fantastic cast of zany and incredulous characters (always managing to somehow fit in Adrian Brody, Owen Wilson, and Bill Murray) and a crazy yet thrilling adventure that the cast goes on, seeking some grand reward or spiritual enlightenment, what have you. The characters are always a joy to see in motion, he always manages to…

  • Woman in the Dunes

    Woman in the Dunes

    ★★★★½

    Do you shovel to live, or live to shovel sand?

    woman in the dunes is like a grotesque episode of Twilight Zone. A teacher walks into a mysterious dune village wanting to only stay the night and continue his boyhood passion of collecting bugs, then awakes to discover he's trapped with his female landlord, in some twisted primeval-like society. What follows though is not just a simple tale of a man brought back to prehistoric society(albeit with some modern tools…