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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    In 2001 I was living in Olympia, WA and I couldn’t get a job. To be honest I wasn’t trying that hard (my Starbucks application was full of in-jokes that only my best friend and bandmate—who was also applying—would understand). Anyway, I eventually got desperate enough that I ended up getting a job at a telemarketing company in neighboring Tumwater called Livebridge. I did a couple days of training and only a couple more days actually making the calls. My…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★½

    The harrowing story of how a band got worse and worse, song by annoying song, in a movie that got worse and worse, scene by cloying scene.

    Guess it’s time to rewatch Linda Linda Linda.

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★½

    This is the America I believe in.

    Farmers' market cupcakes,
    A bar without a television,
    Method Man doing his laundry,
    Going to the mall on a Saturday to watch Island of Lost Souls,
    And a middle class blue collar life.

    The Limits of Control is about anger.
    Only Lovers Left Alive is about apathy.
    Paterson is about passion.

  • Goodbye to Language

    Goodbye to Language

    ★★★★½

    Cat videos are for hacks. Dog videos are for auteurs.