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  • Waking Life

    Waking Life

    ★★★★

    While it’s little more than a series of monologues about various philosophical and pseudo-philosophical thoughts with a rotoscoping overlay, once I got into the flow of this, the movie was over before I knew it. It’s much like any Linklater film. If you’re going to approach this with any level of distancing irony, this is not for you. But come in with a curious mind and there’s a lot to chew on. Life-changing? Probably not. But it’s nice to slow down and just wonder every now and then.

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★½

    Guys, I'm not sure, what is this movie trying to say?

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  • High and Low

    High and Low

    ★★★★★

    Stunning. This might be a 10 on another viewing just because it is so knotty and there’s no way I caught everything that is wonderful about this film. But I caught a lot. Best blocking of any film ever? Probably. Best sunglasses? Definitely. This is a goddam motion picture, folks. And please, my God, anyone who is planning to make a movie that makes use of space (every movie ever), please study how this film makes sure that we know exactly where everyone is in relation to everyone else at all times. Study that tailing scene in the streets! Study it!

  • Next

    Next

    ★★

    The shot of Nic Cage looking at Jessica Biel when the kid says, “he looks at you the way my brother looks at his girlfriend” belongs in the Louvre. Throw out the Mona Lisa. Throw it all out. We have reached the top.