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  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★½

    There are many good things in this film. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are two of them, especially Diane Keaton. There are a lot of pretty funny jokes. The 4th wall breaks and some of the cinematography is innovative.

    It's just so slow. And the non-sequential timeline got to me a bit. I think it hampered the character development.

    Though still it had some good jokes.

    Sex with you is a real Kafkaesque experience. I mean that as a compliment.

  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★

    This movie perfectly encapsulates modern baseball for me:
    - Slow, relaxed pace. It isn't in a hurry.
    - It's a little bit romantic.
    - It's a lot about the numbers.
    - In the end, it's romantic.


    Seriously, for a Sorkin script it's as though someone put his dialogue through at 0.25 speed and this popped out. The intelligence and wit still simmers there below the surface, only now it isn't walking and talking. They've sat down, taken a breath, then…

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★½

    Vertigo
    Watched: March 21, 2020

    3.5 Stars

    An excellently told thriller. The camera work is phenomenal.

    My issue with watching older movies, particularly with Hitchcock, is trying to escape the feeling that I have seen this all before. Because I have, in many iterations. Everyone after Hitchcock copied and built off of what he does, so I have seen most of these tropes and maneuvers in more recent movies.

    Also, with older movies it is quite hard for me to…

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you're going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won't be true. It'll be because you're an asshole.