Lost in Translation (2003)

“Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.” Lost in Translation (2003), as its title suggests, is not a film that can be put precisely into words. It is an experience, a slice of life, or transience, however you choose to call it. The film is fairly void of narrative […]

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SGNewWave presents: Grease (1978)

The plot of Grease is simple: girl meets boy meets some summer lovin’, summer ends, they separate, and gasp, they’re in the same school! Add generous amounts of teenage insecurity and peer pressure and you’ve got Grease. Not to say it isn’t a terrific movie, because it is. Even if you’re not a musical nerd, […]

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From the famous opening number, breath-taking scenes of sweeping across the Austrian landscape to its intense conclusion, The Sound of Music is a beautiful adaptation of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, timeless, aging just as elegantly as its star Julie Andrews. Brilliantly adapted for the silver screen, the Tony award winning musical is refreshingly re-explored […]

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap. I ditched work today. Took a train out to Montauk. I don’t know why. I’m not an impulsive person. I guess I just woke up in a funk this morning.” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless […]

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300 (2006)

Today, to celebrate the 600th movie I’ve watched, I watched Zack Snyder’s 300 (2006). 300 is a poem of violence, unlike Tarantino’s type of poem in Pulp Fiction, grounded with dark humor and wit; unlike Scorsese’s type of poem in Taxi Driver, grounded with realism and one man’s psychological journey; unlike John Woo’s poem in […]

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