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Current Area: Emeryville, CA

Home Town: Walnut Creek, CA

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Favorite Genre: Drama

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La La Land

La La Land- Carnivorous Couch Review

One of my favorite bands is the Talking Heads. There are a number of their songs that I might call their best on any given day, but I think the one that has always resonated with me most is “Life During Wartime”. It’s a bleak, deceptively energetic song about how living through war strips human beings down to a state of bare subsistence. At the height of wartime, human beings no longer think about things extraneous to their survival. To live through war is to lose the taste for nice things, such as notebooks, dancing, and music in general. Lead singer David Byrne repeatedly wails, “I ain’t got time for that now”. This song is a sad but clear-eyed observation of how times of great strife and conflict impact our relationship …

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Phantom Thread 4.0/4 3.2/4

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CarnivorousCouch - wrote on 02/20/17 at 10:50 PM CT

Top 40 Films of 2007 comment

I decided to do a Top 40 on this one, instead of the usual Top 25, just for scale. 2007 was such a mighty year, it deserves a broader view.

CarnivorousCouch - wrote on 02/20/17 at 05:41 PM CT

Top 25 Films of 2015 comment

"The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" would be #17, but I understand why it is not included as a whole film here. I sometimes place miniseries (like "The Jinx") or even collected episodes of TV shows ("The Elevator" from Louie) on my year-end film lists.

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