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  • American Graffiti

    American Graffiti 1973

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Nov, 2015

    From the start you know Milner is dead. If his horribly on the nose James Dean get-up didn't tell you, the specifically chosen date of the film should. 1962. Just before the Cuban Missile Crisis, before JFK dies, before the Beatles, before Civil Rights passed but pretending it already had, before Nam, long before the Summer of Love that would define the decade; this is the last gasp of the 50s, and Lucas knows it. So he gives us the…

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing 1989

    ★★ Watched 09 Nov, 2015

    At the time of this film's release, people were reportedly concerned that this movie's content would incite riots in the black community. Spike Lee asked in response why they thought black people couldn't restrain themselves while watching a movie. My question is: If Spike thinks black people are above impulsive, emotionally driven acts of violence, what is his message in this film?

    There aren't too many ways to read Lee's intentions with Do the Right Thing. The primary one is…

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  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet 1968

    Added 8

    Really? No reviews on how you got to see a girl's tits in your 9th grade English class? Shit, letterboxd, get it together

  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    The Story of Film: An Odyssey 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Mar, 2013 6

    I think the simplest way to say how great I thought this documentary was is that I watched 15 hours of it over the last three months and want to see 15 more. Its an intelligent, informative and very captivating summary of 120 years of artistic progression in cinema. Even at its mammoth length I feel like the surface was only brimmed, or that Cousins still has so much more to say. There's not much for me to add that…