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  • Humpday


    "I'm making an erotic art film."
    I haven't seen any of Lynn Shelton's films and only knew this by reputation for its subject matter and because it put her on the map. Pete and I are talking about it on The Next Reel Film Podcast soon as we're kicking off a Lynn Shelton series, and I'm really interested in where our discussion will go with this one. I'm also really curious to see more of her films to see where…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street


    It's hard to go wrong with this one. Now I'll be singing The Riddle of the Model and Drive It Like You Stole It for days. And I'm okay with that.

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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.

  • The Counselor

    The Counselor

    Ergh. (That's for you, Chris.)

    What happened here? Ridley Scott. Cormac McCarthy. A ridiculously talented cast. A ridiculously talented crew.

    I love McCarthy's books and 2 of his movie adaptations. Maybe I should blame him for a nonsensical, overly talky story? There were so many monologues, I actually began hoping someone would finally say, "Oh, you caught me monologuing!"

    There were a few great scenes, but those paired with the rest didn't add up to a cohesive story. Not to…