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  • Day of the Outlaw
  • Touch of Evil
  • Housekeeping
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  • Oasis - Knebworth 1996

  • Moneyball

  • Bull Durham

  • Body Double

Recent reviews

  • Oasis - Knebworth 1996

    Oasis - Knebworth 1996

    I’m sure a lot of this has to do with perspective but I don’t think there are any cultural icons after the 90s that have figured as prominently in the consciousness as Biggie and 2Pac, Oasis and Nirvana, etc. And it’s hard to pin down exactly what I mean by this but there is an incredible satisfaction to the meteoric rise of an act like Oasis or a director like Tarantino. There is something unvarnished and genuine and untouched by…

  • Moneyball


    I’ve seen a few people bring up that the Oakland A’s had one of the best rotations in baseball during this season, a fact that never once comes up during the film. The only acknowledgment of a starting pitcher at all is during a patented walk-and-talk in which Beane tells Tim Hudson to trust his slider. But this movie also elides the presence of Miguel Tejada, who had more RBIs in 2002 than anyone will probably have in 2021, and…

Popular reviews

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The scene that continues to reverberate through my mind is the abrupt flashback that implies Cliff murdered his wife. I think it’s the key to the film but every time I have a grasp on it, it slips through my fingers. It fundamentally alters the movie, recontexualizing what’s come before and charging what comes after. People around us laughed but it didn’t strike me as comedic. There’s this deeply embedded notion that, no matter how personal Tarantino claims his work…

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    • Tarantino, like PTA with Magnolia, made a young man’s old man film, an elegy to vinyl in the jewel case era. (Fitting that Max compromises with a cassette.) It’s somewhat self-fulfilling that a director making something about the difficulty of aging, of being a walking relic, would immediately retreat into the past — or pastiche — for the rest of his career. Reappraisal has hardened into consensus (on LB, anyway) but the trajectory his career would’ve taken had this…