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  • Magnolia
  • Contact
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ikiru

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  • Interstellar

    ★★★★★

  • Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

  • Contact

    ★★★★★

  • Groundhog Day

    ★★★★★

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    As shattering and moving as it was the first time I saw it in theaters 8 years ago. The scope and scale are massive, detailed and still it comes down to the most moving and important part: a father's love for his daughter. Christopher Nolan does Contact, but with more science and more moral lessons about what must be done to keep the human race a live. Hans Zimmer's score is some of the finest pieces of music ever written,…

  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    Something I noticed this time around is how Orlean and LaRoche's story mimics Charlie's frustration in the first half of the film. Their relationship doesn't go anywhere, as a reporter and subject must, and eventually Orlean gets bored of him because he isn't as passionate as she thinks he is, jumping from one thing to another, searching, just as Charlie is searching, for something to find meaning in. Then sometimes, we find that meaning. You have a heart to heart…

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  • The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

    The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

    ★★★★★

    It's useless to try and talk about this movie in any movie making way. Nick Cage's performance is incredible, the script appears to be heading one way then takes an entirely different turn (at least three different times) in an inexplicable direction. One of my favorites. It might all just be a dream. Get those Iguanas off my coffee table.

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was expecting great things from this and it didn’t disappoint. The story of a young, career minded doctor from a rich family who learns compassion, empathy and humanity from a he wizened old director of a free public clinic, this film hits a note I’ve come to expect and love from Kurosawa: he does a film with tropes you’ve seen in later films, but he does the same ideas deeper, richer and with more meaning and complexity that the…