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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    This is my first Coen Brothers film (I know, I know!) and I am sold. I have so much I want to say about this, I had to sleep on it before I even attempted it, and I still don’t trust I’m going to hit it all, but we’re giving it a shot. 

    I watched this anticipating it would complement a very specific mood I was in, and I was absolutely correct. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t always…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★★

    I sat through the whole credits, grinning with tears streaming down my face. I have not seen a movie this good that I loved this much in a very long time. Absolutely nothing about this should work and somehow it all comes together to make a film that is darkly hilarious, surprisingly poignant, and all around a masterpiece. No detail is unaccounted for and it is a film made in the details with unbelievable performances from all. This movie might…

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  • Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included

    Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included

    ★★★★

    I am treating my Python Revisited reviews as somewhat of a continuous narrative, focusing on different pieces but referencing previous entries. Read earlier parts here.
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    I kept wondering when I would get around to talking about Terry Jones in my Python Revisited series, and tonight is the night, so this will be a little longer. But first, this is a really delightful collection of sketches from Flying Circus and Fliegender Zirkus compiled for the twentieth anniversary of the premiere…

  • This Is the Night

    This Is the Night

    ★★★½

    The first words Cary Grant ever said on screen were sung because there are a few honest-to-god musical numbers in this. For some reason. 

    Genuinely, this is so much fun. Not only is it Cary Grant’s first screen appearance, but he’s in this incredible trifecta with Roland Young and Charlie Ruggles in beautiful sets. It has its laughs, and it is a fun, mindless watch. Surprisingly enjoyable.

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★½

    Martin Scorcese is one of those directors who is so legendary and monolithic that I often forget just how good he really is. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the man knows how to make a movie.

    I talked about this when I watched Raging Bull several months ago, but Scorcese's command of the camera is absolutely incredible. The way he allows it to move throughout these worlds and tell these stories is incredible. He allows it…