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  • Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris 2011

    ★★ Watched 23 Jun, 2016

    Owen Wilson is a Real 1890s Kid, only us 90s kids will get these obscure references to Zelda Fitzgerald's mental illness and Bunuel's Exterminating Angel. If you don't there's enough winking and nodding to make you think the film is having a seizure. Do you get it? Hemingway was comically obsessed with hunting!

    There's a nice message about appreciating the times you're born in and not living in the past, but it's pretty obfuscated by the fact that the modern…

  • Lifeboat

    Lifeboat 1944

    ★★ Watched 22 Jun, 2016 3

    It's pretty disconcerting that the guy advocating lynching a POW is actually the hero of the film, and proven right over and over throughout. And when they do save one, we're told he barely deserves it. How noble our Allies were

    But at least Hitch is open with his hatred of anything German and in uniform, and maybe somewhat justified by the times he was in. Compare that to Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (also on tv right now). His war crimes are played for jokes and told-ya-so's and make me angry just flipping over the channel, and he wasn't even born until the war was over.

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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

  • After the Ball

    After the Ball 1897

    Watched 11 Mar, 2013 2

    They say up to 75% of silent films have been destroyed. All those fat, misshapen asses, lost, like tears in the rain.