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  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    ★★★★½

    Francis Ford Coppola comes through with a near-masterpiece, which includes an incredibly endearing performance from Jeff Bridges; and a compelling investigation into post-WWII capitalist fervor and corruption.

    What sticks out to me about this story is the question of "what could have been?" in the face of bureaucratic hegemony. The movie had me asking: "how many other times did this happen, and what other innovations did we miss?" How many other Tuckers were crushed by power hungry businesses.

    All the…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    ★★★★

    Legolas has some of the funniest lines in this movie; and the scene where Frodo is with Faramir and the Ringwraith shows up is great.

    Peter Jackson does an incredible job directing this film and the editing is near-immaculate.

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  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★½

    [HOOPTOBER 6/6/6: boxd.it/3Ubjo]

    B O N U S #4 : The Exorcist (1973).

    I watched this in an old morgue which was pretty cool and Halloween-y, however the Blu-Ray skipped part way through and we missed a short period during the house party which made Linda Blair's transition into evil a little abrupt, but that may also be in part the film's breezy (and slightly disorienting) pacing. If I had to fault the film anywhere the pacing is where I…

  • Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    ★½

    [HOOPTOBER 6/6/6: boxd.it/3Ubjo]

    Film # 11: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).

    Sadly, Plan 9 from Outer Space leans more into "so bad, it's boring," than "so bad, it's good." That being said there is some heart to this movie and Ed Wood's spin on b-sci-fi feels extremely influential in its camp.