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Tangerine (2015)

“Merry Christmas Eve, bitch.” I’ve been swept in a whirlwind of Sean Baker this week, watching Tangerine a few days back and seeing The Florida Project yesterday. It’s always exciting to see the second film of an up-and-coming filmmaker who is likely here to … Continue reading

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A Place In The Sun (1951)

“I love you. I’ve loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I’ve even loved you before I saw you.” I’ve been reading Steve Erickson’s fantastic novel Zeroville. It tells a strange cinephile’s story of chasing Hollywood in … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

“We’re all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws. A town of people living in the sweet hereafter.” The Sweet Hereafter is a somber, reflective film. There are powerful moments, … Continue reading

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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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