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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis


    Movies are made about people with immense talent, and occasionally comedies are made about people with no talent, but rarely are movies made about people with some talent. In some ways it’s the ultimate tragedy.

    One of my favorite Coen brothers

  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso


    Pure magic

    Giuseppe Tornatore captures the joy of childhood, the power of cinema, and the ache of nostalgia all in one go. It will make you cry, laugh, and appreciate the people in your life. It is cinema.

    I rewatched this on an outdoor projector with some friends in light of Ennio Morricone's passing as I felt this was the best way to honor his legacy and this film. Ennio has meant so much to me throughout my life, and…

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  • Bloodsport



    Did you know Jean-Claude Van Damme can do the splits?! Don’t worry, he’ll remind you every 5 minutes

  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous


    Episode 4 of my podcast out now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!!

    This movie is one of my favorites and is continually moving up my list. It is so magical from start to finish. This might be my favorite episode I’ve recorded so far. It was an amazing time and I sincerely hope you enjoy.

    Also, I am announcing a giveaway! I will be giving away a month subscription to The Criterion channel and a cocktail book called Gone with the Gin! All…

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  • Blood Simple

    Blood Simple


    “Never point a gun at anyone, unless you mean to shoot him. And if you shoot him, you better make sure he's dead. Because if he ain't dead, he's gonna get up and try to kill you. That's the only thing they taught us in the service that's worth a god damn.”

    It’s basically a comedy of errors without the comedy. You’re constantly thinking about who knows what when. Having characters with different amounts of information and often false information…

  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle


    The movie is best when Seth Rogen and Seth Rogen are getting along.

    Honestly, the first 30 minutes were really incredible, I was ready to write a glowing review and disagree with the mixed comments on here, then it just sort of meanders for another hour. It reminds me a lot of The Invention of Lying where the premise is incredible and it feels like they invented the rest as they were going along.

    The political “messages” were all over…