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The Florida Project
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This is one of those movies that gave me so many reasons to love it that I just couldn’t help myself.  The Florida Project tells the kind of story that is plucked from the world right around us, and therefore is one of the hardest to tell.  How do you tell the story of someone we most likely have seen this week without inflating...

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Europa Report
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Europa Report

Aug 7, 2013 by

You should really just go see this movie right now.  I’m always complaining about how no one can make good sci-fi movies anymore, and then someone comes along and does something amazing like this.  I’m sure there are technical inaccuracies about this film, but I still think you’d be hard-pressed to find a more realistic space travel film.  I don’t want to give too...

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Upstream Color
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Upstream Color

Aug 7, 2013 by

First and foremost, you should go listen to Shane Carruth on KCRW’s The Treatment podcast, because that discussion is way better than anything you’re going to read here. With that out of the way, I’ll start by saying that I loved this film.  I do tend to love moody films, even when they sacrifice things like narrative and character accessibility,  so that’s no big surprise.  ...

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The “Before” Trilogy
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There is something about these movies that gets me right in the feels, every time. My theory has always been that it is because I saw Before Sunrise at just the right time in my life. I was about the same age as Jesse and Celine and related oh so much and pined for that romantic, spontaneous love affair that felt so real and...

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