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  • Bottle Rocket
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  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

  • One-Eyed Jacks

    ★★★★★

  • Blow Out

    ★★★★½

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  • Café Society

    Café Society

    ★★★★★

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

    A man stands before a judge hearing that he has been sentenced to die.  A few weeks later, the condemned man's brother stands before a Jazz band in a nightclub that he owns, deep in thought about the woman he realizes he will never end up with.  Woody Allen frames these shots in the exact same way.  

    It's easy to write late-period Woody Allen films off.  Sure, Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine were hits, but it still seems…

  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★½

    “Remember the story I used to tell you when you were a boy, about a young prince, sent by his father, the king of the east, to find a pearl?”


    My first viewing of KNIGHT OF CUPS was a frustrating one. I didn’t connect with Christian Bale’s performance and I remember leaving the theater with a headache. In the five years since I never allowed myself to revisit this film, and as I did so this week I fully regretted…

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    Larry "Doc" Sportello, Private Eye, is the latest in the lineage of leading men in films directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. On the surface, there isn't much to tie Doc to Barry Egan, Eddie Adams, Daniel Plainview or even Freddie Quell, who is also played by the enigmatic Joaquin Phoenix, and the same rule applies to the sprawling, beautiful world's that these lost and alienated characters inhabit. When describing the plot of Inherent Vice to someone who is only familiar…

  • Match Point

    Match Point

    ★★★★½

    There’s a school of thought which calls MATCH POINT the best film Woody Allen has ever made. For the first time in his career, the auteur dispensed with any sense of comedy to tell the story of an ex-tennis player who falls into the favor of an aristocratic British family. The film marks Allen’s first collaboration with Scarlett Johansson only two years after her breakout role in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation.

    Allen uses Match Point to confront a number…