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  • Small Soldiers

    Small Soldiers

    ★★★★½

    “Soldiers, no poor sap ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by being all that he can be. Damn the torpedoes, or give me death! Eternal vigilance is the price of duty. And, to the victors go the spoils. So remember: you are the best of the best of the few and the proud. So ask not what your country can do for you, only regret that you have but one life to live!”

    Happy Presidents’ Day!

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★½

    It’s got three things going for it: the podrace scene, the Duel of the Fates, and its overall pessimism. I also must commend Lucas for mainlining all of the Jedi’s misguided hubris directly into his main character. Qui-Gon is such a dumbass.

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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.