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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Seeing this again at the New Beverly brought me back around to loving it as much as the first time I saw it. This time I sat in the middle, rather than my preferred spot on the side, and the sound was even better. Of course, it looked great, too—much clearer than the Vista. The screen may not be the largest, but they definitely have a tip-top projector and sound system now. As a theater which prides itself on only…

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    I got an itch to see this again while it was playing at my neighborhood theater. Unfortunately, I actually felt the runtime a bit this time, but that wasn't really the film's fault. I couldn't quite get my mind off of the real world and its recent tragedies and put myself in this film world like I did the first time I saw it. In addition to that, the theater ended up being completely sold out—every single seat taken—which I…

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  • The Juniper Tree

    The Juniper Tree

    ★★★½

    I had somehow never seen this before, but the restoration looked flawless. Worth a watch for Björk (of course) and the beatifully brutal Icelandic landscape.
    P.S. Q&A revealed the son was actually played by a girl.
    P.P.S. There was a credit for The Juniper Tree logo. Unsure if it was just the creator of the Papyrus font.

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Well, I loved this. I'll just say that to start. Seeing it opening weekend at the New Beverly on a Sunday morning was exactly the right decision. Even though it was a sold-out screening, apparently quite a few people partied too hard the night before and didn't show up. It was the most relaxed sold-out show I've ever attended, and the atmosphere lent itself quite well to just going with the flow of this film. For those few hours, I…