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  • Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket

    ★★★★

    I am going to try and watch Wes Anderson’s films in chronological order. 

    This one, as far as I could tell, didn’t have Anderson’s trademark color schemes, but it did have some of his trademark “painting-like” shots. Also the acting was less dead-pan than some of his other ones. Owen Wilson is very likable in his Seinfeld-like jovial presence, where in some scenes one feels he is on the brink of laughter. He brings a joviality, to the point where his crimes have a mark of innocence, as the film clearly states.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★½

    Battling between either three and a half or four stars...I'll stick with three and a half since my younger brother greatly disliked this movie.

    I find the film's temporary fixation on the crucified Christ somewhat interesting, though I have trouble connecting it with the other parts of the film. Is that Tarantino's way of humbling himself, creating limitations to predominately a single room where most of the action takes place? The movie opens up with wide landscape shots, showing the practically endless possibilities for where the story could happen. But Tarantino settles in on a room.

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    On par with Dogtooth, but The Lobster takes the cake.

  • Trash Humpers

    Trash Humpers

    ★★★★

    When I saw The Tree of Life for the first time it was the strangest movie I had ever seen. I've come a long way.