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  • Sabrina

    Sabrina 1995

    ★★★ Watched 24 Aug, 2016

    Part of an impromptu challenge that Neal, Nathan, and I put together.
    See You Next Wednesday Challenge
    - A Remake made before the year 2000.

    I have every reason to not like this remake of Billy Wilder's Sabrina. It doesn't know if it wants to go full screwball or full schmaltz and some of the modernization isn't handled very well. Not to mention it is forced to be compared to the original Wilder directed Sabrina that stars two Hollywood legends.…

  • Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

    Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2016

    Eat That Question does not ask you to like Zappa, hate Zappa, sympathize, identify with, question, admire, understand, or even remember Zappa.

    It only asks you to watch a seemingly posthumous self-portrait of Frank Zappa and if you can't do that you can get fucked.

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon

    Rashomon 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2012

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.