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Cats

            Those of you who have been following what I’ve had to say for the duration of my Twitter career have no doubt suffered through my unabashed and dignified excitement for Cats. Ranging from one  insufferable post to another, as I slowly transitioned from jokingly saying Tom Hooper’s seemingly ill-conceived adaptation of Cats would be a…

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AFI Top 100: Raging Bull

In 2007, the American Film Institute revised their previous 1998 list of the 100 best American films of all time. This column will explore my thoughts on 35 films I’ve selected from this list, mostly following along with the Unspooled Podcast, which inspired my journey to complete the AFI Top 100. You can also follow…

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Klaus

Christmas movies are unapologetically not my jam. I find even some of the hallmarks (no pun intended) incredibly hard to watch uncut, much less when I’m forced to sit through an extra hour of commercials. I don’t like to think of myself as a scrooge, but The Santa Clause, A Christmas Story and other films…

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Motherless Brooklyn

At a family gathering recently, a young cousin of mine went on for around 15 minutes about the drama surrounding her 4th grade class. She spoke with the sort of confidence and excitement only found in someone that young, and even though the actual words and events she was describing were basically meaningless, I was…

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The Irishman

Armed with a massive budget, an all-star cast, and total creative freedom, Martin Scorsese delivers a career-defining 209-minute epic crime film that’s less daunting and more purely entertaining than you’d expect. The Irishman is reminiscent of his other gangster pictures, like Goodfellas and Casino, but the propelling force here is character rather than plot, which…

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