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  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

    Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

    ★★★★

    “It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point at it: the camera sees what you want it to see. The language of the camera is the language of our dreams.” — James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work, 1976

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  • Halston

    Halston

    ★★

    Disappointingly bland and routine.

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  • Rome, Open City

    Rome, Open City

    ★★★★

    Remember those old movies? The ones where a couple drives down the road, only they aren’t driving, they’re sitting in a car on some studio lot. And that’s not a road behind them; it’s a rear projection of road. Looks fake doesn’t it?

    Did this fakery bother audiences back then? Not in the slightest. Back in the 1920s, ’30s and even into the ’40s, movies were about beautiful people living in fabulous mid-city apartments, dressing glamorously, saying the right thing…

  • The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)

    The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)

    ★★★★★

    As far back as 1894, they figured out that cat videos were what the people wanted.