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  • Zodiac
  • No Country for Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Michael Clayton

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  • Scream

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    ★★★★

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★★★

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  • Scream

    Scream

    More of the same, which is what makes this good, and makes it a little different, which also makes it good, and also makes it more of the same because that is what Scream does. The horror film zeitgeist commentary (and general film commentary) is what makes this familiar, but it's updated, and that makes it feel new even though it's very much the Scream of old. But that's what makes it good. And that also makes it funny. Which…

  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    ★★★★

    That was real good. I don't have anything clever to say.

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  • All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997)

    All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997)

    ★★★★★

    When something feels so tailor-made for you and your specific interests and not only indulges that and entertains you, but inundates you with new information, revelations, and little bits of magic, you can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of pleasure and wonder...and then give it five stars. From the grand to the miniscule, this did it for me; gave me that vicarious nostalgia, made me wish I could travel back in time to experience all this, kinda made me…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★

    Hey I finally watched Persona.

    I've detailed some shit about my experience below.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again:

    When it comes to mining films, recognizing themes, decoding messages embedded and spelled out in subtext rather than spoken, and discovering the deeper meaning in things that any regular viewer might call bizarre, I AM NOT THE GUY. I occasionally will find myself grasping a few things upon rewatches, but usually I am shown the way by a…