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  • Cats

    Cats

    My 8 year old rented on Amazon. 

    “This movie has everything a movie needs. It has a villain... singing... humans that look like cats. It even has a funny part with a big cat, but I won’t spoil it. I don’t know why so many people didn’t like it. Maybe they don’t like all the colors or the cats or the jellicles”

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    Been powering through What We Do In The Shadows on Hulu (Free Trial!). The movie is one of my favorite comedies of all time I can confidently say. The show reminded me of the feelings I had when watching the Fargo show. Fargo is a beloved film for me, and the show was like watching a weird remix - didn't click for me. I know that season one eventually diverges from the film plot, but I couldn't do it. It…

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  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    ★★★★

    I have long contended that the setting in a Coen brothers movie is also a character. By this I mean that their settings are often one of the most distinguishing elements of their films, their settings help to drive the plot just as much as the people do, and their settings seem to have a life of their own.

    I'm often in awe of the authentic language they are able to give their characters based on the setting, balancing a…

  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing

    ★★★★★

    Whenever Miller's Crossing begins, I get the same feeling I do when talking to an old friend or listening to a favorite song from my youth. Movies like GoodFellas can cause the "I can't turn it off" effect. This film also falls into that category. But GoodFellas excites and challenges, where Miller's Crossing comforts.

    The Coen Brothers have a layered use of language, and this is a prime example. Here the language works as a way of establishing setting, of…