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  • The Double Life of Véronique

    The Double Life of Véronique

    Holy shit

    An ethereal, musical, erotic, confounding fairy tale of a film. 

    That was something of pure feeling and emotion. You rode the waves of the film with the characters. It was a symphony. And there’s only personal meaning to take from it.

    I need to watch it again.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    A magnum opus from Scorsese and De Niro.

    An epic of family, purpose, and regret with some of the best acting of the year. Of course you will wonder about the length but let me tell you I never wanted to get up. Violence is brutal, quick and real with plenty of time to linger on the bodies. There’s also so many connections to all of Scorsese’s old films. 

    There’s a scene near the end of the film where the…

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  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

    Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

    These two samurai movies have a tendency to cut away when things are about to get interesting and that's what I think my big problem was with this one. There was also so much action that could have been that seemed to have been avoided.

  • Hour of the Wolf

    Hour of the Wolf

    I was looking for a fun Saturday night movie

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    "I know that nothing can change and I know there is no hope"

    Yeah, uh, holy shit. A night of sleep doesn't dull the knife this movie can stick into you.

    Paul Schrader balances a loss of faith with today's extreme political climate deftly. The acting is nothing short of superb from Amanda Seyfried, Cedric, and Ethan Hawke. Ethan's caught a lot of flack lately for his criticism of Logan, but when you're putting out showstoppers like this, you have…

  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    “I don’t think it is too late. It must not be too late.”

    Wow. Incredible.

    Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann astonish in this one. A story of pain carried throughout an entire generation stands on the performances of its two leads and both go at it like an immovable object and an unstoppable force. Ingrid Bergman brings incredibly sharp dialogue but the best part of her performance is nonverbal. Liv Ullman shows incredible emotional range from minute to minute.