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  • Stop Making Sense
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  • Into the Wild

    ★★★★½

  • PlayTime

  • Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★★

  • The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★

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  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    ★★★★½

    I was apprehensive of watching Into the Wild specifically because I know so much about Chris McCandless. I have read the book version of Into the Wild twice (once because my mother recommended it to me and once because I had to read and annotate it for school) and have scrounged around on the internet, reading parts of a biography later published by McCandless' sister, Carine. Thus, I was worried that my knowledge of what happened would lead me to be…

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    I have to say it: this was one of my least favorite films I have watched in quite awhile. How Playtime gets so much love baffles me because it has to be the most boring and uninspiring movie I have seen in years. 

    NOTHING happens in this film. There is no plot, there is no development, there is no conflict, and, above all, there is literally no point. The film is essentially just two and a half hours of somewhat…

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Death leads a group of weary travelers up a hillside as they dance towards their inevitable end.

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★★

    The second David Byrne walked out onto stage and said, “Hi. I have a tape I want to play for you,” and then proceeded to solo Psycho Killer with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a boom box, I knew I was in for something special.