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Rapid Fire: Shame, Young Adult, Looper, Zero Dark Thirty, Take This Waltz

It’s been a while since I posted, but I haven’t stopped watching movies. Instead of trying to give full reviews for those movies, I’ve decided to provide rapid fire, (relatively) quick hits for the main films I viewed in the last few weeks. My schedule is opening up so I’m hoping to get back to regular posting soon. Also, I have decided to not give hard grades for these films, as many of them left me with mixed feelings that would make grading difficult. Instead, the distinction will be “Worth Your Time” or “Not Worth Your Time.” Continue reading

Blue Valentine

“How do you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that?” – Cindy

Trying to capture the true essence of Blue Valentine is a daunting and depressing task, but that quote could strike a chord with anyone. Are all emotions truly temporary in nature, and is there any way we can know how long they will last? As Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) show, what feels like everlasting love in one moment, may not last forever. Continue reading

Synecdoche, New York

First a few notes. 1. Check out the new name and tell your friends! (the old one will still send you here though, so don’t fret). 2. Sorry for the longer review. It’s Charlie Kaufman, you try keeping it short and simple! Thanks for reading!

When discussing Charlie Kaufman I feel it is necessary to make one’s stance on his films explicit. I was a fan of Adaptation and Being John Malkovich, but I would rarely, if ever, choose one of his films to watch on a lazy afternoon or use one of them as an example of a film I love. Synecdoche, New York happens to be tailored too intensely for Kaufman’s niche following, which made it especially difficult to watch. Continue reading

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