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  • No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

    No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

    ★★★

    Ok Boomer.

  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★★★

    Tedious but that’s kind of the point. Good second half. Proof you don’t need to shoot a film in one shot for it to feel like one shot.

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  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    Should definitely join the ranks of Scorsese's great "faith films," up there with "Last Temptation of Christ" and "Bringing Up the Dead." Its use of voiceover narration is extremely thoughtful and sophisticated; the last 1/4 of the film plays the action on the screen *against* the narration in a really effective, moving way. The cinematography and editing is a little too clean and sleek in places, per usual with Scorsese. I don't need my religious films to look like "The Wolf of Wall Street." The sound design and sound editing deserved Oscars, as did the dude who played the inquisitor!

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★½

    I think I like the poster and promotional artwork better than the film itself. Everything about this movie was designed to appeal to me and my sensibilities. I like weird, meditative movies without clearly integrated plots, but this was...well, I wanted just a touch more integration, I guess. The individual parts were just a little too free-floating for my taste, too disparate and disconnected. Individual set pieces were extremely engaging, especially the dinner scene—that was like a brilliant play. All…