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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Director Denis Villeneuve was the one aspect that most solidified my faith in this revelatory sequel to the beloved 1982 Ridley Scott-helmed classic, Blade Runner, and I couldn't be happier that it lived up to - actually, even exceeded - my already extremely high expectations. Villeneuve is, in my opinion, one of the best and most exciting working directors around these days and he puts his all into this dazzling effort. Even though I saw it over 24 hours ago…

  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck

    ★★★★★

    I've been a Nirvana fan for as long as I can remember. They've been my favorite band ever since I heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and immediately asked my one uncle to lend me each of their albums, and I would sit around in my bedroom blaring them one after another. From Bleach to MTV Unplugged in New York and every other live album along with the With the Lights Out box-set in between, I would consistently listen to each…

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  • Capone

    Capone

    ★★★½

    Despite anything that can be said about this bizarre effort from director Josh Trank, whether it be good or bad, at least it's doing something different. I wasn't sure what to expect based off the incredibly mixed reception, but I had to see for myself. Using the last year of Al Capone's life as the basis for the story that is permeated by a fever dream-like quality which, in my opinion, works to its advantage in this case, and featuring…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    M. Gustave: "You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant... oh, fuck it."

    Received an early birthday gift in the mail from my grandparents and it was the new Criterion Collection edition of Wes Anderson's magnificent The Grand Budapest Hotel. What a pleasant surprise in these uncertain times. Still an absolutely perfect film and almost guaranteed to improve on any mood. The new special features that are included are pretty delightful as well.

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  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★

    "Hey, Napoleon. What did you do last summer again?"
    "I told you! I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!"
    "Did you shoot any?"
    "Yes, like 50 of 'em! They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?"
    "What kind of gun did you use?"
    "A freakin' 12-gauge, what do you think?"

    I find Napoleon Dynamite to be one of the most entertaining movies about basically nothing, ever.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    I'll keep this short (I love how I say it as if all of my reviews are incredibly in-depth and lengthy) since I feel like I'll be passing out from exhaustion at any moment, but finally got around to watching this. I've been looking forward to seeing the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis ever since I first heard about it, which is usually how it is for me whenever they have a new film coming out. But this is definitely…