Monthly Archives: December 2016

Toy Story (1995)

“To infinity, and beyond!” The first two Toy Story films were some of my most beloved viewings as a child. It’s a childhood fantasy that resonates with you at a young age, seeing your box of toys come to life and have … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

“Rebellions are built on hope.” I often don’t feel inclined to share my thoughts on new releases on this blog, typically because I feel like I’m not adding much to the conversation. My opinions fall in line with the critical consensus … Continue reading

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Jaws (1975)

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Often credited as the first summer blockbuster, Jaws was a phenomenon of filmmaking and the first acclaimed hit from iconic director Steven Spielberg (who I’m certain must be the most represented director on the AFI 100). It’s a … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

“Can you believe it? We’re in the middle of a drought, and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.” I’ve put off writing about Chinatown for a couple of days now. Roman Polanski’s neo-noir mystery, often hailed as a masterpiece, was a … Continue reading

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

“I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.” Every film is a work of art. However, every piece of a film is also a work … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

“Maybe there ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue, they’s just what people does. Some things folks do is nice and some ain’t so nice, and that’s all any man’s got a right to say.” I read John Steinbeck’s The Grapes … Continue reading

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Sunset Boulevard (1950)

“I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” I knew almost nothing about Sunset Boulevard when I came across it on Netflix today, but the title struck me. I knew this was a film with a lot of buzz, and I … Continue reading

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