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Quickie: Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation is, by a great deal, Sofia’s most superlatively directed film and rationally another sensation for the Coppola’s “lights, cameras, action!” family legacy. Not only is the writing off the scale but the red-hot chemistry between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson’s characters promotes some of the most authentically responsive and convincing moments in […]

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Quickie: In a Lonely Place (1950)

Just like Rebel Without a Cause, Ray knows how to put on an incessantly interesting show. And, just like Rebel Without A Cause, the movie is led by one seriously legendary performance, this time around effectuated by icon Humphrey Bogart, and this time around about a man called Dix who is a killer(?), a friend(?), […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Anima

One of my favorite musicians of all-time Thom Yorke, and one of my favorite directors of all-time Paul Thomas Anderson, have joined forces once more to make a trailblazing, short-termed piece that happens to be synchronized with Yorke’s brand-new album Anima—which is of the same name as this here short film. After this, it can […]

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Quickie: Orlando (1992)

Unconventional yet compromising, Orlando is a period piece magnified by Tilda Swinton’s wonderful performance and some sharp cinematography, but fundamentally tied down by Sally Potter’s unusually never-ending pace and truthfully “unmerited” overexaggerated implications. In simple terms, it’s ambitiously derivative. It’s…unique…though…I suppose? Verdict: C “Orlando” is now available to rent and buy on Amazon Prime, Vudu, […]

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Quickie: Black Mirror Bandersnatch

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch: A Netflix “choose-your-own-adventure” original that has way too many visually radical cinematic ideas crammed into one incoherently spontaneous adventure. I still don’t know what the hell I’ve just witnessed, and I don’t think I mean that in a “positive” manner this time around, friends and foes. It’s an aggressive flick that feels […]

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Quickie: Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (2017)

Aaaaaahhhhhh, just as disgusting as I had remembered it to be. Yes, I know. mother! isn’t as “artistically meaningful” as it thinks it is. Yes, it’s essentially just reciting from and taking jabs at the Bible jumbled with a little guilt trip for us humans for treating Mother Nature like trash ever since our existence […]

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Quickie: Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides (1999)

Sofia Coppola literally warmed us about the significance of the mass increase in suicidal tendencies amongst adolescents back in the late 90s. The Virgin Suicides is a commandingly narrated film that is in many cases more relevant to today than it was back during the time of its release within the thick of a grungy, […]

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Quickie: Winter’s Bone (2010)

Jennifer Lawrence, accents, cocaine, squirrel hunting, abusive men, a Laura Palmer cameo, yelling, crying, chainsaws, and dogs equals Winter’s Bone. Similar to how I felt about Leave No Trace, I don’t have a whole lot to say about Debra Granik’s critically acclaimed film. They’re both…just…so…penny plain…to me… However, I think if there’s one asset that […]

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RANT REVIEW: X-Men Dark Phoenix

X-Men Dark Phoenix is the fourth entry in Fox’s prequel (/sequel?) quadrilogy about the pre-21st-century legends of Xavier’s school of gifted, superpowered mutants and is the twelfth flick in Marvel’s convolutedly swamped franchise. Despite the fans and critics’ disappointingly cynical response to 2016’s X-Men Apocalypse, it’s clear even more so than ever that Fox has learned […]

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Quickie: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

These types of movies are really not my forte or cup of tea, so to say, but Little Miss Sunshine has enough benumbing performances for it to pass as a light-hearted comedy full of buoyancy and vehemence that pretty much anybody on Earth can enjoy. Verdict: B- “Little Miss Sunshine” is now available to rent […]