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Love Letters: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”

The year is 1982. It has been thirteen years since the original Star Trek has gone off the air. Three years ago, Star Trek: The Motion Picture hit and while it was a financial success, it was grossly over-budgeted ($46 million) and … Continue reading

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Love Letters: “Before Sunset”

In 1995, two people met on a train in Europe and spent a whole day and night together wandering Vienna. It was young love, as Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) found through conversation and experience a sudden, intense … Continue reading

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Love Letters: “Apocalypse Now”

Love Letters is my biweekly series of essays about the movies I adore. Sometimes they’re good films, sometimes they’re great films, and sometimes they’re trashy films. But I always love them unabashedly, and want to share with you what I … Continue reading

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Love Letter: “Play Time”

There’s a wealth of cultural entries into the look-how-bad-modern-life-can-be genre, but I feel like Play Time stands apart. The 1967 film by Jacques Tati is a movie about the world we live in, a world of rules and self-seriousness. Which … Continue reading

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Love Letters: “Memento”

A polaroid fades out of existence. Blood runs up the walls. The slow realization that what we are seeing is running backwards slowly builds over the opening credits until it all coalesces in a single moment of violence–a gunshot that … Continue reading

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Love Letter: “The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift”

Hey everybody. I’m starting what I hope to be a new series on my blog called Love Letter, which is me writing about movies that I feel a personal attachment to and a need to champion. The kind of films … Continue reading

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“Santa Sangre”

Alejandro Jodorowsky. To know that name is to have an opinion of his work. Jodorowsky is one of the most divisive directors I’ve ever seen, creating works that some see as brilliant works of art and others hate as indulgent trash. I … Continue reading

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