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  • The Little Things

    The Little Things

    A half baked mess. This should not be as bad as it is with this cast, but somehow it is. Denzel has reached the phoning it in stage, Rami Malek’s character is so weird but does nothing to elevate the film, and then Leto feels like he’s getting in extra Joker rehearsal, just he’s on someone else’s payroll and decides he’s gonna do the entire shoot on quaaludes. 

    Not even sure what to consider the overall theme of this movie?…

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    Needed this.

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★½

    On May 4 2015, I tweeted “Taxi Driver is one of the best films I’ve ever seen”. Happy to report that take can still hold up. This time I was able to upgrade — first time watching it was on an old iPhone on a night I couldn’t fall asleep in my freshman year dorm. Glad I was able to watch it in a way Martin Scorsese would approve of now. 19 year old ZVN knew what was up, but some of…

  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★★

    “There are no nations”

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    A little over a year ago, inspired by a couple of film nut friends, I decided I wanted to start getting more into the medium and become a better and smarter film viewer. The fact I’m on this website logging my 400th film and writing reviews for damn near everything I watch nowadays should tell you that I fully embraced that aspiration. I like to think I’ve become a more sophisticated viewer, but you can…