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  • Vagabond
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Burning
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Ernest & Celestine

    ★★★★

  • What's Up, Doc?

    ★★★

  • Italianamerican

    ★★★½

  • Little Children

    ★★★★

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  • Ernest & Celestine

    Ernest & Celestine

    ★★★★

    I too would rather steal food than eat a sentient creature…

    Picture books make for some great little animated movies. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Polar Express (well maybe not that one) all draw off an established visual world with a simple story. But this film, like no other, perfectly captures the feeling of curling up with a picture book as a child. The art style is minimalist but detailed in all the ways that…

  • What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

    ★★★

    A movie trying HARD to say, “hey look! Screwball comedies are fun and cool!” Maybe it was just trying a little too hard…

    Bogdonovic likes making movies referencing old Hollywood and with Paper Moon and Last Picture Show, it made for some bonafide classics. This, on the other hand, was maybe one of the most self conscious, self aware films I’ve seen come out of the 70s and it doesn’t work as well. I like a good self reflexive movie…

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  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    Watching this again after years and years convincing myself that this was in fact Tarantino’s crowning achievement was a strange experience. The first half of the film was all fine and good. It was all mostly how I remembered it. Occasional moments played out slightly differently though. Just tiny things here and there that were slightly skewed, probably due to recollecting the social memory of this film rather than the actual film itself. 

    Aside from this, the only thing I…

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

    Really Feckin’ good!

    Friendship is a confusing thing. We gain comfort in others, doing and talking about the same things every single day. Yet, after you had the same argument about that one movie you like but the other doesn’t, you get an aching like you could be doing something better with your time— Can I add something into this world rather than feck around my entire life…

    Then there’s the alternative view… that fear that at any moment the…