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  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★★★

    I didn’t think I needed a horse versus motorcycle chase after brutal knive fight in an antique shop - but yeah — Action Movie Awesomeness!

  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★★

    Jim Jarmusch is one of those filmmakers whose films I can't quite get myself to watch. The Netflix DVD that sits on your shelf, or the image that sits in your digital queue - the slow meditative nature of his films often fall into the "I'm not in the mood for that" zone. Ironically, most times that I force myself to start watching them, I love them.

    Paterson I struggled with starting because of it's praise for its tone and…

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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…