Boogie Nights

There were two movies that I saw late last year and early this year that sent me into a film-loving spiral: There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men. See, with No Country, I had no idea who the Coen Bros. were though I had seen O Brother Where Art Thou and The […]

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Aural Pleasure in the Cinema

Music is something that can make or break a film for me. And, I mean, it makes sense, right? Since the first days of cinema, there’s been a musical aspect. From organists to scores to pop music. It’s been ubiquitous and a part of the experience. Even if the performances are top notch, head-of-the-class, flawless […]

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Punch Drunk Love

So if you haven’t heard the story yet, Adam Sandler has made a movie that proves he has a soul. I think. See, in Punch Drunk Love he doesn’t play the infantile man-child suffering from Arrested Development. Instead, such social and mental handicaps are forced upon him by his suffocating sisters—of which he has seven. […]

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There Will Be Blood

I could have sworn I reviewed this movie. I guess not. If you don’t remember what this film is about, let me refresh your memory: Morally Ambiguous Oilman vs. Morally Ambiguous Prophet (The Fight of the Fucking Century only on PPV [after Girls Gone Wild: First Timers]) It might even be better that I haven’t […]

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Magnolia

After I saw There will be Blood, I knew I had to see another Paul Thomas Anderson film. Blood was so beautiful and so rich that it seemed like Anderson had the potential to have other movies as great and effecting as that. So my first venture into his older films was his 2000 film […]

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oscar coverage from a bus going north

let’s talk Oscars. On the bus ride home, Kelley was sending me results since I couldn’t view the actual program. I’m glad that the Coen brothers finally won Best Director(s). It’s an award they’ve deserved for almost every movie they’ve done (except the Ladykillers. What was that shit?!) In the Best Supporting Actor category, I […]

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best movie of the year?

That’s tough. I have three favorites, two I’ve already written about and the third one isn’t quite a comedy so I couldn’t toss it in that category. My top three movies of this year, in a tie for first place are: The Darjeeling Limited No Country for Old Men There Will Be Blood These three […]

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westerns, horror, animated 2008

So last year, I did a straight top ten list of my favorite movies… But this year, I’m going to give out “awards” and then choose my favorite of the year. In 2007, I saw 41 new films. That’s nothing compared to what some reviewers see in a single month, but it’s still a solid […]

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