@andyzach

Self proclaimed connoisseur of the "hangout film." Welcome.

You just gotta keep livin man, L-I-V-I-N.

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Best of the Decade

Here's my favorite films of the decade. Hopefully you'll find some films to enjoy. I'd love to chat about any of them. Leave a comment!

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Favorite Movies of All Time

A constantly shifting list of my favorite movies of all time. If you have any recommendations, let me know!

Film Reviews

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Memories from the Grave in 20th Century Women

The pitfall of coming of age/teen films—and most films, really—is teaching the audience a lesson as though it’s a lecture. Rather than ponder about the passage of time or how to navigate finding yourself, they blatantly point it out without […]

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Quick Flick Reviews

Hidden Figures – A historical drama about three under-recognized African American women who worked for NASA and were significant in America’s space race. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae star as the three mathematicians and bring an oozing positivity to the […]

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Scorsese Hears God in ‘Silence’

For a subject as complex and multifaceted as religion, most films about the subject are either propaganda or black and white morality tales that make my eyes roll back 180 degrees. But every once in a while a master like Martin […]

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Yes, La La Land is THAT Great

If there is a movie god then the buzz around this film suggests he was with 31-year old writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, 2014) and his stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, when they made La La Land. Once, maybbbeee twice a year there is […]

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Systems, Infrastructure, & Regimes in Rogue One: Another Star Wars Film

It’s fitting that in a terrible year for studio films (worse than 2011), I’ve not only been disappointed by a Star Wars film, but have become worried that it’s falling in line with the fast foodification of blockbuster franchises. This is labeled a […]

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Beatty is Back/A New High School Classic/The Best Film of the Year?

Rules Don’t Apply – Writer/Director/Actor/Legend Warren Beatty has emerged back into Hollywood with a long awaited passion project about a young actress, a young driver, and their eccentric boss, Howard Hughes. It’s easy to draw connections between Hughes, the king […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where Trump Cinema Begins

It’s a low bar to clear but this Harry Potter spinoff/prequel, among the biggest intellectual property a studio could own, is the most relevant and interesting blockbuster of the year (until Star Wars). It’s also the first major studio film to be […]

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November Checkup

For a while in October there was a drought of good movies and it felt like the election was going to rip open the earth and Satan himself would stare up at us in horror. I don’t know if this ends with […]

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Moonlight Movie Review

Moonlight is a unique coming of age film dropping in on the main character as a child, teenager, and man. Many have written about the social and cultural relevance but I was taken with it’s study of identity. Full review at FilmLand […]

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Fall/Winter Movie Preview (Late, I know)

The smell of pumpkin spice latte’s in the air signals the best movie time of the year: fall and winter. Toronto, Venice, and New York have had their festivals and now we play the waiting game as the hot tickets slowly roll […]

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