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  • The Happening

    The Happening

    ★½

    The (so-called) gag reel on the Blu-Ray for this movie is the most normcore special feature I’ve ever seen.

  • What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

    ★★★★★

    Seeing this with a full house and Bodanovich in person was one of the most memorable screenings I've ever been to. So raucous. At the time I'd thought it was one of the best comedies ever. Now I'm realizing I may have underrated it. Also, Barbra Streisand's commentary track is incredible when she riffs about her stretch satin outfits.

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  • City So Real

    City So Real

    ★★★★

    Steve James makes Frederick Wiseman films if Frederick Wiseman was Jonathan Demme.

  • Margaret

    Margaret

    ★★★★★

    First viewing of extended cut (after two viewings of theatrical cut). Not really much added that couldn't be inferred from the theatrical cut. Additions mainly make themes, relationships, and characterizations more explicit and I miss the ambiguity and off-kilter rhythms of the theatrical cut. (For example, all those b-roll shots of NYC play out much more conventionally in this cut whereas in the theatrical version there were often weirdly placed in the middle of scenes in a way that really…