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  • Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

    ★★★

  • Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

  • Old

    ★★★★

  • Burn After Reading

    ★★★★★

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  • Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

    Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

    ★★★

    Judging this by the first 80-or-so minutes, this is a masterful portrait of a complicated man, who brought cultures together in a way that was wholesome, exhilarating, and even political. The documentary encompasses all the contradictions that were Anthony Bourdain - his humanitarian values, his depressed mental state, his endless reinvention, his shortcomings as a father - and director Morgan Neville deftly contextualizes Bourdain’s story to make a broader statement about how complicated a person’s life can be. During this…

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    I know a lot of people prefer 60’s, 70’s, and even 80’s Kubrick, but, let’s be real, has he ever been this focused and human with his rage against the machine as he was here? Kubrick was making movies about how the military industrial complex crushes the individual years before Eisenhower made the phrase infamous in the early 60’s. Even more broadly speaking, Kubrick’s contempt for the elite class, and how those same elites engineer horrible atrocities out of a toxic…

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  • Irresistible

    Irresistible

    Jon Stewart probably watched The Big Short, Vice, and Bombshell all in one sitting.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ½

    Decided to give this a second shot, and I’m just not sure this film was meant for me.  I don’t want to discredit friends who connected to this - your feelings matter and I’m glad you made that connection - but otherwise this largely seems aimed at upper class liberals who are deeply removed from poverty and don’t really know what it’s like.  They want to feel good about acknowledging desperate economic circumstances without having to actually interrogate their own…