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  • Beautiful Something Left Behind

    Beautiful Something Left Behind

    ★★★★★

    First saw this as part of the SXSW jury early last year, where we gave it the documentary award. (It was called AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM back then.) This is a tough, tough watch — given the subject matter — but dear god is it beautiful.

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    ★★★½

    This turned out to be way more moving (and, dare I say, "entertaining"?) than I had anticipated.

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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    Umpteenth viewing. One of the greatest films ever. Decided to give the director's cut another go after multiple recent re-viewings of the theatrical cut, as well as all of Mann's other films, while writing my profile of him for Vulture.

    Here's the thing: While the theatrical cut might be "canonical," I really really love the director's cut as well. Yes, losing the cold open in the club is wrong, but other than that, there's a lot of stuff here that…

  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    ★★★★★

    Couldn’t tell you the plot of this movie (which I’ve now seen twice) but I could tell you what I personally think each of these characters had for breakfast. That’s cinema.

    Also, be sure to read Vikram Murthi’s excellent piece on the film here: www.vulture.com/2019/02/how-a-1970s-jeff-goldblum-film-foresaw-the-journalism-crisis.html