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  • Vanilla Sky

    Vanilla Sky

    ★★★★★

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

    I decided it was time to rewatch this film after reading this wonderful interview with Cameron Crowe in Vulture this morning:

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    Let me start this brief... I’m not sure what to call this but, it’s not a review nor is it brief... this stream of consciousness reaction to the film with a confession.

    I am a fan of Cameron Crowe. And, I like the old stuff. I like the new stuff (I haven’t seen Aloha, actually). I’m a fan…

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    I Am Not Your Negro

    ★★★★★

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

    The power of this film rests in the power of James Baldwin’s command of rational thought and insight into the problem of racism in America. And, of course, his beautiful words. Those, combined with the archival images — the blending of history and current events — creates a sense of present tense in this old voice. The words Sam Jackson reads in voice over are forty years old.

    His command of the issue at hand comes, in his own words, from…

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  • Open Range

    Open Range

    ★★★★

    Despite some imperfections in both the direction and performances, I really enjoyed this one. And my goodness was it stunning to look at.

  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★★½

    This is a movie that sucks you in with it’s aesthetic... the makeup, costumes and production design are so incredibly photographed that you forgive the films few shortcomings.

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  • Dead Presidents

    Dead Presidents

    ★★★½

    Kind of a trip coming back to this film this many years later. I think the last time I watched this was on VHS in the late 90’s in film school. 

    “That's life, winners and losers
    Drug dealers and abusers,
    America likes me ruthless”

    A trip, too, watching this hot on the heels of da 5 Bloods. I haven’t read anywhere that Spike tipped his hat to The Hughes Brothers, but I certainly felt he paid tribute. 

    And there was some…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★½

    This was a brilliant film and an incredibly structured film. I felt so connected to Jo’s character at every turn. The subtext never came to close but was always felt. Her movie made me want to read the book, and see the 90s version. God I loved this movie!