Tagged: jim rohner

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Jim’s Top Ten of 2019

You know when you’re in the midst of something – a job, a relationship, college, etc. – and you think to yourself, “Eh, this is fine, but nothing outstanding” and then once you’re removed from it you find yourself looking...

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I Do Movies Badly: Dans Paris

In this final episode of 2019, Jim talks a little bit about Dans Paris (not a fan), but mostly uses it to wax poetic about Christmas and how his life has changed, is changing, and will continue to change. Merry Christmas, Happy...

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I Do Movies Badly: A Christmas Tale

Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale is a mix of emotions, personalities, soundtracks, powerful performances, and filmmaking tricks that masterfully encapsulates the cacophony that results from a reunion of so many people with so much baggage. Desplechin’s aesthetic keeps the audience constantly unsettled,...

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I Do Movies Badly: Okja

Okja may not have made me swear off meat, but its intimacy with an adorable albeit extremely large pig did provide an emotional and critical look at larger societal forces (corporations, police, extremist groups) that all contribute to the oppression and...

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I Do Movies Badly: Close-Up

I’m wrapping up September with unadulterated, unfiltered Abbas Kiarostami. Close-Up, the filmmaker’s second feature-length film, radiates the visual and aesthetic ambition of a young filmmaker exploring cinematic conventions for the very first time.  Listen to the end for an exciting announcement about...