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  • Jurassic Park
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Little Women

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  • Finding Nemo

    ★★★★

  • Shrek 2

    ★★★★

  • Shrek

    ★★★½

  • Dave Not Coming Back

    ★★★★

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★½

    81

    Bumped this up half a star after enjoying and appreciating it even more on a rewatch.

    I feel like Wes Anderson movies are so clearly Wes Anderson movies it’s easy to take for granted how charming, funny, witty, and really quite gorgeous they are, given that you usually know going on how his films are going to feel and take them almost as a guarantee when sitting down to watch them. Still, Anderson’s attention to the little details is…

  • Death to 2021

    Death to 2021

    ★★

    33

    I miss the Screenwipe reviews of the year so badly when I watch these sanitized, modern-day alternatives. Charlie Broker’s previous yearly round ups used to be hilarious, absurd, and often at times rather poignant, but this Death to 202X experiment so rarely hits the mark. It got a few laughs out of me but the majority of the tired jokes go on for far too long, and are really half-assed. 

    A pale imitation of what was previously a beloved yearly staple for me.

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★½

    22

    This is a film that starts with some promise but ultimately fizzles out without making any sort of tangible impact on the viewer. As is often the case with modern-day Hollywood, film executives seem more focused on creating movies that spend more time laying the groundwork for sequels within a franchise rather than making the film in question work well in and of itself. I don't know when The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat II: Makin' it…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    Film #1 of the Letterboxd Season Challege 2015-16
    Roger Ebert Week

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    Given the relatively scarce number of 21st century films featured on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list, I expected Lost in Translation to be, at the very least, really good. However, having just finished watching it, I can safely say that not only did it meet the lofty expectations I had for it, it managed to leave me absolutely spellbound. I loved this movie.

    The beauty in this film…