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John Byrne
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If this documentary was the only knowledge one had, one would think Chris was the only one that had a hand in stories or characters. Totally gives him complete credit for Days of Future Past. Totally gives him credit for Kitty. I don't want to downplay his contribution, but it doesn't need to be overplayed, either

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I’m sure Chris has taken every opportunity to correct this misapprehension.

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What We Do In The Shadows (2014).

Brilliant! I had a kind of anxiety as the movie went along, that maybe the jokes would wear thin, but they maintained the quality perfectly throughout, cleverly introducing something new and inspired every so often to keep the laughs (and other emotions) coming. Loved it.
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ECHO IN THE VALLEY (2019)

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I second Brian's praise of this documentary/concert film but for anyone looking it's called Echo In The CANYON. 
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Shit. I knew that. I will edit. 
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SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE (1972)

Kurt Vonnegut reputedly called this a “flawless adaptation” of his novel. I hope he was being sincere, as I would have a hard time disagreeing.

(Just learned—or had forgotten—Valerie Perrine has Parkinson’s disease.)

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ZOMBIELAND (2009)

Dark, funny, occasionally brilliant.

But still not sure I want to see the sequel.

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Faust (1926)

Visually very impressive, especially in the first third. As soon as I finished, I actually went back to the beginning to run through some of the striking imagery again. The huge devil with his black wings wrapped around the entire town; the devil doffing his cap wherever Faust goes, eyes burning in the dark like a cat's; old Faust trapped within a mirror. All memorably conceived and executed. I'd say the film becomes less interesting once it moves into the section with Gretchen, but overall I think this is a better film than Murnau's celebrated Nosferatu. Interesting to try and understand the German intertitles. The language used is generally pretty straightforward, though the fraktur font can be tricky and there's a few archaic words thrown in there.

Eerie note: the film finishes in a flourish and the piano score played a tune that I thought, "hmmm, I know that tune." It sounded kind of Wagnerian at first. Then I thought, no, that's something else, something I've been listening to recently. And I started thinking it was some kind of church music. Anyway, I went to my computer to look through my itunes, as I was sure it was something in my music library. And then it turned out, it was literally the last tune I had listened to on itunes before watching Faust. Complete, but weird, coincidence (it was a song by Beethoven called Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur).


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