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  • The Bad News Bears
  • Something Wild
  • Dudes
  • Phantom of the Paradise

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  • The Ice Storm

    ★★★★½

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

  • Preppies

    ★★

  • Raw

    ★★★★

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  • The Ice Storm

    The Ice Storm

    ★★★★½

    A gut-punch of a movie. I've only seen it a handful of times and I'm never prepared for Kevin Kline's last scene. Waterworks, man.

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

    Maggie Gyllenhaal is definitely working through some shit. There's a lot to say here, but writing about it right now feels like touching an open wound.

    A few stray thoughts - Olivia Colman can do no wrong, neither can Jessie Buckley, I'm still not sold on Dakota Johnson, and this is Ed Harris' second best dancing moment since Creepshow.

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  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer

    ★★★★½

    “He turned head on tail, tail in head
    He thinks that this cycle will get him ahead
    Leaden-limbed, his state becomes alarming
    Progress expected, not forthcoming
    The effect is graceful, but the progress is nil
    It is what he was born to, to swim and to swim"

    - Wire, “Our Swimmer"

    Burt Lancaster wants to swim his way home. To do this, he has to hike up to every house in between his farthest neighbor and his own, taking a…

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    David Fincher's magnum opus has three masterful acts - The Horror Show, The Police Procedural and the Private Eye Case.

    How did I forget Anthony Edwards was in this (and how damn good he is), and did I pass out at some point and and miss all the Brian Cox as Melvin Belli scenes? Also, does anybody else see the parallels between Jake Gyllenhaal's Robert Graysmith and Richard Dreyfuss' Roy Neary in Close Encounters?