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  • 20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★

  • The Hours and Times

    ★★★★

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★

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  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

    having your heart broken is a tremendous way to learn about the world.

    one of my cinematic regrets, i decided to listen to the audio commentary because i’m so stoked for c’mon c’mon, but ended up just turning it off and watching the film properly.  and even though i didn’t to listen to the commentary like i wanted to, at least it gave me the opportunity to rectify a wrong and rate this the five stars it deserves.

    nothing else to add since my last viewing, other than this is a beautiful film.

    ps talking heads > black flag

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★

    roger ebert once said, “no good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.” my friends, get back is way too fcking long.*

    there are beautiful gems here, of course.  the highlight of the film for me occurred during episode one, as paul, waiting for the other beatles to arrive at the studio, sits at the piano and presents to mal evans, as well as the world, unfinished songs he has never played publicly before.  i don’t think…

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    that we suffered
    that we cried
    that life was hard

    i’m not a big reader - cinema is my passion.  but when i finish reading a great book, the feeling i have is incomparable.  not even my favorite film makes me feel the way a great book does. watching this film was like reading a great book.

    with tender smiles on our faces
    we’ll look back on our current sorrow

  • The Hours and Times

    The Hours and Times

    ★★★★

    -what are you thinking?
    -nothing i can put into words.

    get back has been a bit of a slog to get through, but even so, it’s put me in a beatles mood.  over the holiday i listened to nothing but the fab four during a four hour round trip (incidentally, the fab four was the name of my hoop it up basketball team - although this was a reference to the michigan wolverines - but i digress).  moreover, i wanted to…