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  • Chungking Express
  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends
  • Soul
  • Before Sunset

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  • Private Life

  • No Time to Die

  • The Weather Man

    ★★★½

  • Stranger Than Fiction

    ★★★½

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  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Hiroshima Mon Amour

    ★★★★½

    Do you ever begin watching a film, already having certain expectations of it, only to realize after having watched a significant portion of the film, that it was somewhat fundamentally different from your expectations?

    I watched The Candidate and expected a proper campaign trail tale and it did indeed deliver on that front. However, only after the saddening open-ended finale did I realize the muted comedy that was present throughout the entire runtime. I had no expectation of any comedy…

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★½

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

    First, I have to shout out the night-time smoking conversation in the middle of the movie when Casey and Jin drive to Casey's first architectural love and she has her arms on the car roof and Haley Lu Richardson's arm hair is clearly in focus. It's a small realistic detail that is so rarely seen in films but makes so much sense. Honestly, so cute.

    With that said, I've noticed that I've developed a fond appreciation for movies that are…

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  • Private Life

    Private Life

    Master of None Season 3 episode 4 does it better.

    Mostly kidding, Private Life is a solid movie but it feels long and almost boringly bleak at times. I get that it's mostly intentional but not entirely necessary.

  • The Weather Man

    The Weather Man

    ★★★½

    Deeply depressing in the most simple ways, with Michael Caine's "American" accent being a torturous highlight..

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  • Roger Dodger

    Roger Dodger

    ★★★★

    Campbell Scott perfectly rides the fine line of being some pseudo-intellectual's charismatic wet dream and the just plain sleazy dude in the corner of every bar and uninvited to every family dinner.

    The ending is... (perfect).

  • Funny People

    Funny People

    ★★½

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

    Judd Apatow, I see your effort, but this movie is way too damn long, and usually I'm ok with that when I'm strung along with continuous laughs, but those were in very short supply here.

    Even if comedies were allowed to not be funny, the dramatic character arcs should at least be sound, but they're not. Ira, played by Seth Rogen, just kinda exists in the second half. He is correct in his read of Adam Sandler's character, George, not…