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  • Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    ★★★★★

    Wow. Wow wow wow.


    A concert film that stands with the greatest, and along with The Other Side of the Wind one pf the most important osrhumous works this decade. Really, ever. And it's more of an emotional trip and a half than that for sure. I don't know if I've ever cried so hard from finding as beautiful a vocal performance as Aretha doing the title track.

    "Jake - you get wise! You get to church!"

  • Octaman

    Octaman

    (Watched with Rifftrax Live, which was the correct decision despite the guys taking a few minutes to find their commenting footing)

    If this movie were paced any more glacially, the Titanic would've dinged it.

    This is schlock from top to bottom, an unapologetic Creature from the Black Lagoon steal, and everyone is pretty bad in it (some are more just boring, but a few, like whoever has an accent and sounds like a Speedy Gonzales side character, is funny bad,…

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  • The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

    ★★★★

    "I live. I die. I live. I die. I live I die I live I die (etc etc)"

    Finally, someone points out how many goddamn mosquito bites you get (especially when filming since one is standing around) when outside for an extended period of time!

    I suppose I may be in the minority on this opinion (as I guess I was on Tideland, which is kind of an unsung masterpiece), but I liked a lot of what finally is here…

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★★

    "So horribly sad. How is it I feel like laughing?"

    Seriously, it's a strange thing for me to give this 5 stars because it almost feels like a duty to do so because of its status as a classic thriller and for its set pieces... actually that's not really true, but I'll get to what I love about the movie in a moment.

    I think that Hitchcock here is doing (and try to follow me on this) what JJ Abrams…