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  • The Overnighters

    The Overnighters


    A devastatingly truthful look at the modern man's search for the "American dream," The Overnighters is one of the more poignant documentaries of the year. Having the courage to ask tough questions to the audience with no easy answers, Overnighters sheds light on an ever-changing capitalist economy, while also examining pervasive issues such as homelessness, religious freedoms, and (SPOILER) sexual identity. Surely there are conversations to be had post-viewing.

    Described as a contemporary "Grapes of Wrath," the film exposes the…

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune


    Holy mackerel, what an eye-opening documentary. The greatest film never to have been made becomes one of the greatest documentaries of the decade, in my opinion. Much like the similar near-perfect documentary, Man on Wire, this film excels due to its larger-than-life story, as told through its larger-than-life central character. Jororowsky reminisces of encounters and pursuits that the everyman could only dream of. Jagger, Welles, Dali, the list goes on.

    As a fan of David Lynch, and a complete hater…

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  • Bull Durham

    Bull Durham


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Well I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep,…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game


    The Imitation Game is (so far) my favorite biopic of 2014. I have yet to see The Theory of Everything, but my understanding is it's less of a biopic and more of a traditional love story. Anyway, Cumberbatch gives an unsurprisingly incredible performance as a Sherlock-y Alan Turing. I never thought I'd see him out-douche his Sherlock character, but he did a superb job of drawing the audience in to truly empathize and care for what seemed like an unlikeable…