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  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II

    Just slightly odd how much a consensus choice for Greatest American Film is set in Lake Tahoe.

  • American Wedding

    American Wedding

    Bob Dylan’s son directing scenes set to Good Charlotte and Hot Action Cop is more culturally significant than any of us appreciate.

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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

    (Though they are clearly marked.)

    • Significant that this is the first Tarantino period film set in his lifetime, specifically when he was six. Hollywood often seems to be seen through youthful eyes, amazed at the existence of the world itself, turning a wind-whipped convertible drive, the aural wallpaper of radio ads and snippets of songs both unknown and not (dig that inversion of "Mrs. Robinson") as spectacle. How many sound-image combos in his canon are as exhilarating as Polanski's…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    One part was so exciting that I squeezed my legs too hard and hurt my balls.