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Movie Details

Title:   King of the Hill
Director:   Steven Soderbergh
Year:   1993
Genre:   Child Empowerment
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.09.19

Other Movies Seen By This Director (14)
- Behind the Candelabra
- Bubble
- Che: Part One
- Che: Part Two
- Contagion
- The Good German
- Haywire
- The Informant!
- The Laundromat
- Logan Lucky
- Magic Mike
- Ocean's Thirteen
- Ocean's Twelve
- Side Effects

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.09.19Blu-rayThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2019
Roll #5: 11

I haven't seen any of Soderbergh's "early" (meaning pre-Schizopolis) films aside from Sex, Lies, & Videotape. I didn't really know anything about this one so it was cool to not have it be terrible. I think Criterion did a great job with the packaging art direction, adopting a Norman Rockwell-esque painterly vibe to it because the movie does look really really good in its depiction of 1933. Lots of warm lighting and vibrant color. The story is kind of a midwest depression-era version of Empire of the Sun where a kid is basically left to fend for himself and figure out how life works.

Umm... I liked this. It felt open and heartwarming and maybe a little sentimental but not in a bad way. Didn't love love love it, but it was a perfectly fine movie. I guess it's kind of hard to follow All That Jazz.

Also, what's Adrien Brody been up to? Feel like I haven't seen him around lately.

Incidentally, this goes back into the pool due to having The Underneath included as a bonus feature. Pretty crazy to have a whole other film listed along with interviews and deleted scenes. I could just double down and watch it but I had other Soderbergh films on my potential line-up so I think I'll end the Criterion random roll at 5 and finish up the night with his latest instead.
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