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  • The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    ★★½

    "This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber." - The Dude's review

  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    ★★★½

    This is an Italian “giallo” from 1972. I’ve been watching a number of these early mystery slashers since I am enamored by their Italian style and locations. They were precursors to American slashers of the 80’s, but they certainly had their own look and feel - very European in interesting locations, and not shy about the sex or nudity. Characters are also often laughing at the modern globalization and changes happening in 70’s European society. In this one, an lustful,…

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  • Biutiful

    Biutiful

    ★★★★★

    Week 2 of the 2nd Letterboxd Film Festival.

    After this second viewing, Biutiful will remain atop my top films of 2010. I actually a little hesitant to watch it because lately some films with longer run times have seemed tedious to me. Well, once I got a few scenes into Biutiful I was hooked again. I wasn't just going to watch half and then the other half the next night. The two and a half hours flew by. Something about…

  • The Imposter

    The Imposter

    ★★★★★

    The Imposter is such an incredible documentary as it has the following key elements: a compelling real life story, well-acted and stylized reinactments to bring the interviews to life, and delicately crafted editing, sound design, and cinematography. The title character in this story of a con-man who takes the identity of missing children is presented not as an antagonist, but as a character on equal footing with the others who are interviewed - the family members of missing Nicholas, and…