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  • Go West

    Go West

    ★★★★

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    Wild West Summer Challenge 2017
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    Task #28: Watch a comedy with Western elements/in a Western setting

    An Indiana boy nicknamed Friendless (Buster Keaton) sells all of his worldly possessions at the General Store for $1.65 and heads west for brighter horizons. His journey starts by hopping a freight train. Gags include stowing away in a barrel, trying to milk a cow, riding a mule to round up cattle, and befriending a cow known as "Old Brown Bessie." Meals…

  • Sing

    Sing

    ★★★½

    "Everyone in the city gets a shot at being a star live on my stage!" ~ Buster Moon

    Any time you spend $75 million to release a year-end film and earn about half that amount back on the opening weekend, you just know you are in for a Happy New Year. In fact, this animated comedy from Universal Studios went on to bank $270 million during its US theatrical run, en route to a grand total of $632.4 million in…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    No hay banda! It's all a tape. Il n'est pas de orquestra. It is... an illusion! ~ Bondar at Club Silencio

    This magnificent movie will mess with your mind. Over a five-hour period on Saturday night, I watched this film carefully, read up about it on the Internet, and watched it again with frequent pauses and rewinds. I know I liked it. I think I get it. But one never knows for sure with David Lynch.

    SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

    Notes on my "Interstellar" Experience (not a review).

    Based on what I'd read from others on Letterboxd, I decided to splurge and pay the extra to see the 70mm version. I went to the 1:30pm showing to avoid the evening crowds, but the cinema was still about 80% full. I had to sit much closer to the screen than I normally would, but at least I got a spot dead center for optimum audio effect.

    First impression: I was bothered…