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  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    ★★★½

    Film #9 of the 3 Twits and a Brit Movie of the Week Club!
    Theme #2 - Power, Corruption, and Lies! (Week 4)
    SUBMITTED BY ME!
    letterboxd.com/kikuchisawa/list/3-twits-and-a-brit-movie-of-the-week-club/

    Well, I finally got around to one of my own picks, and well, it's a mixed bag.

    The first hour-and-a-half of this film is pretty dull, for the most part. It's nowhere near as sandpaper-dry as Advise & Consent, it does have some stand-out sequences and funny lines, that scene where Jimmy Stewart is…

  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    HE'S BACK! THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK!

    AND HE'S OUT OF CONTROL!

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★

    Film #8 of CarpenterQuest!
    letterboxd.com/kikuchisawa/list/carpenterquest/

    A pretty good creature feature!

    I don't think this is one of Carpenter's absolute best, though. I think that's due to the slow pace and isolated location. Now, I'm no dunce, I know this kind of film can be done well, DAMN well! Two great examples of this are The Shining and 12 Angry Men, one film set in an empty hotel isolated from the outside world, and the other set almost entirely in a…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Ugh, time to wash down the taste of Jason X!

    The Shining is considered to be one of the greatest, if not THE greatest horror film of all time, and by watching it, it isn't difficult to see why.

    As always, Kubrick directs the fuck out of his films, and every frame of this could be hung on a wall in my bedroom. Yes, even the decomposing old lady's sagging pussy, 'cause it was directed by the master!

    However, the…