3.12.2017 High Hopes

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7.21.2016 They Live

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So much of this movie is interesting and yet others are not helping – notably the first fight in the middle that seems to go on forever. But I like the chunkiness of it’s messaging. It’s mostly fun and probably something that plays better in memory than while you are watching it.

12.22.2015 Die Hard

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Such a great action film. If more of them were like this I think I could see the appeal more, but sadly this seems like such an outlier.  Almost everything works, it is tense, it is funny, and even most of the emotional beats hit.

9.23.2015 Satta Ljus

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A nice little portrait of a film set, that just so happens to feature one of my favorite directors, cinematographers, and actor. It does a good job of translating the weird mix of intensity and stagnation that I often feel around a set.