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Being There (1979)

“Life is a state of mind.” In today’s political climate, begins so many articles these days. I asked myself while watching Being There, a slow 1979 film with poignant political commentary, is this a movie for today’s political climate? Will I … Continue reading

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Black Swan (2010)

“Perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go. Surprise yourself so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence! Very few have it in them.” I’ve stated in the past my love for the obsessive, ambitious young protagonist. Whether … Continue reading

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Fargo (1996)

“There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’tcha know that?” When you watch a lot of Coen brothers movies, it’s easy to spot the patterns. “A regular person gets wrapped up in the world of crime” seems … Continue reading

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Seconds (1966)

“The years I’ve spent trying to get all the things I was told were important – that I was supposed to want. Things! Not people, or meaning, just things.” I’m a big fan of The Twilight Zone, and I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Moonlight (2016)

“At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you’re going to be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.” With its Best Picture win and heaps of praise over the last few months, I feel like Moonlight is a fairly … Continue reading

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Elephant (2003)

“So foul and fair a day I have not seen.” I’m pretty sure I watched the wrong movie because there wasn’t a single elephant in this thing. Either way, I guess I’ll just review what I saw. Gus Van Sant’s Elephant chronicles … Continue reading

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On the Waterfront (1954)

“Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.” I spoke of my adoration for Dustin Hoffman last week, viewing him as a prominent cultural figure of his generation. Marlon Brando … Continue reading

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