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  • The Great Waldo Pepper

    The Great Waldo Pepper

    ★★★½

    This film seemed like it was trying to be a few different things as it depicted the life of a stunt flier – a comedy and a more serious drama. The first half of it is very light and humorous and feels very much akin to other projects that Redford worked on with Hill. At the midpoint, however, it shifts with several darker moments that seem to shift the entire thing to a different type of film. It's not a…

  • Bao

    Bao

    ★★★½

    A cute concept but rather odd and as great as the ending is, I never got past the concept. It's one I may need to revisit a few times to see if it really clicks with me.

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  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing

    ★★★★

    I always go back and forth on whether I like this film or not, but rewatching it, I really found myself captivated by the characters and, in particular, Tommy's journey into isolation.

    I don't think I'd classify this as a gangster genre film, even though that's its subject. It's not really a crime story either. It's really a character piece about a character whose motivations are always hidden, and half the time seemingly even from himself.

    Sonnenfeld's cinematography and Burwell's score are standouts in this film. Production design, casting, direction -- all spot-on.

    Great film.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    What a delight watching this on the big screen. Honestly, I could tell I was watching film but not sure the 70mm mattered as much. I appreciate that Christopher Nolan is such an advocate of it and pushed for this release, but without having a chance to watch it on the big screen in either 35mm or digitally projected, I don't know if I'd be able to pinpoint the difference.

    Still, the bigger the better with this one. I'm glad to check off 'big screen presentation' for this.