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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

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

    Okay, I guess it's time to talk about this. I've seen it written multiple times this month that 2001: A Space Odyssey is, narratively and structurally, not like anything else. ( most lately in Vox's otherwise good piece here) and folks, that's just wrong.

    (this was originally a twitter-thread, so I apologize for the herky-jerky style of it)

    2001 does play by its own rules, but it's grounded in the same three-act structure that stories have been told in for…

  • The Greatest Thing

    The Greatest Thing

    ★★★

    Huge tonal problems, a lackluster main performance from Kråkevik and some extremely strange directorial choices. But still, it works.

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  • Like Crazy

    Like Crazy

    ★★★★★

    About 30 minutes into this, I broke. Completely. And pretty much stayed in that state for the rest of the film.

    A quiet, intense, honest, bitter and utterly heartbreaking look at love. Possibly the best movie I've seen in a long, long time. There are so many great things about it, so much that I loved. So many clever uses, fantastic performances, fantastic scenes.... I can't praise this movie enough. It's fantastic that even in our times, there are people capable of telling stories about love that actually feel fresh.

    I loved it.

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★★

    Jesus Christ. Holy shit. What the fuck.

    Four minutes into this, I had already decided that I would give this film five stars. It's that good. The rest of it did not disappoint, but fucking hell. Goddamn it.

    Piano music will never be the same.