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  • Dancer in the Dark
  • Safe
  • Venus in Fur
  • Idiocracy

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  • No Time to Die

    ★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★

  • White Chicks

    ★★

  • Dune

    ★★½

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★

    About as boring as a film can be with this much talent involved. One of a very very few films I’ve fallen asleep watching. I almost never do that, but when there are no stakes and no coherent narrative…well it was tough to fight off. It’s odd because I totally dig what the project is—I already knew that Anderson and I share a love of Pauline Kael—but we don’t share the same sense of humor. While a few in the theater laughed at bits, I didn’t see what was so funny.


    All I kept thinking was “I miss Bottle Rocket.”

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ★★★★½

    It’s reassuring that there’s such a huge difference in reactions to this stand-up comedy set. Because this Letterboxd user’s review expresses all of my thoughts and reactions so precisely—to a tee (get it?)—that I thought for a surreal moment we’re all the same, and everyone has the same brain—and heart, too.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

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

    TL;DR: "2001" is a great film, and it's worth watching even if the circumstances aren't perfect.

    I've been pondering what an enormous range of experiences watching a movie is for people in 2013. From silent reverence in front of 35mm projections to an iPad and headphones while falling asleep, it's a wider spectrum than what I once experienced simply as: a) going to the cinema with friends or family, b) watching on TV enduring commercial breaks or on VHS tapes…

  • Hannah Arendt

    Hannah Arendt

    ★★

    Giving "Hannah Arendt" a bad review is like Arendt herself implicating Jewish leadership in the Holocaust. Everyone's going to be angry because it seems you're attacking the underdog--beating the victim while they're down. It's an admirable subject and treated respectfully, so we want to be pretty forgiving. But I'd prefer that the admirable subject and intelligent dialogue be entertaining so that the uninformed masses can learn something beneficial. As for me, I would rather have just read the article and…