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  • Up in Smoke

    Up in Smoke

    ★★★½

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    Letterboxd Season Challenge 2019-20
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    Week 19: January 26th-February 1st
    Comedy Duos Week

    Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong made 14 pictures together, all which are listed here on Letterboxd, but this is only the second of their films I have seen. Back in 1971, I knew the duo, of course, for their famous self-titled debut album "Cheech & Chong," which features "Dave", their most famous comedy routine. They didn't get into cinema until this film in 1978, and by then…

  • The Death of Dick Long

    The Death of Dick Long

    ★★★½

    Recently added to my A Little Bit Country list

    Director Daniel Scheinert takes us to Alabama for this crime dramedy follow-up to his 2016 hit "Swiss Army Man." The picture opens with a rural Alabama garage band practicing their music before "getting weird" with beer bongs, setting off fireworks, smoking joints, playing loud rock music, shooting bottles with guns, and pissing on a campfire, entering a barn and closing the door.

    The next scene takes place just before dawn. We…

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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…