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  • Nine

    Nine

    ★★★

    $2 bluray blind buy, didn't hate but not great. The cast is amazing, and the film oozes style, but the songs and filmmaking left me cold in the end. I prefer Marshall's Chicago.

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★

    Blu-ray blind buy on Criterion, I understand now why people talk about this one. The visual filmmaking here was awesome, amazing use of color and movement. The story was pretty simplistic, but I didn't mind it as there was so much to chew on the presentation side.

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  • Slow West

    Slow West

    ★★★★½

    Slow West is like if Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Jim Jarmusch bore a love child in New Zealand, then raised it in old west Colorado, with the life expectancy of a kiddie film's runtime. (And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible.)

    Discussed in full on episode #139 of the Cinereelists podcast.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    In theaters October 31, 2014.

    Wow, what a deliciously creepy film first-time director Dan Gillroy has here. Gyllenhaal plays his hand perfectly as a cold obsessive who finds career opportunity in capturing crime footage as fast and as grizzly as possible in order to sell it at the highest price to the local news, a pursuit that eventually leads him to bend the rules of the game - along with everyone around him. A+, would watch again.

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