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  • The Woodmans 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Sep, 2014

    good but depressing doc about an amazing photographer named Francesca Woodman. Her work was stunning. I miss being a photographer, doing art, being in the dark room, creating. Her art was UNBELIEVABLE. Her story was sad & her parents...I feel like they tried to compete w/her w/THEIR art. Look her up.

  • Convict's Code 1939

    ★★★ Watched 11 Jul, 2014

    Passable. Some interesting elements that really reflect the time & are rather fascinating in light of the kind of "parole/convict" watch that we currently keep, especially re: their crimes (or in this case, supposed crimes).

  • Last of the Mobile Hot Shots 1970

    ½ Watched 10 Jul, 2014

    Saddened by the fact that I couldn't even finish it. Rarely happens w/me & films...

  • Flight 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 May, 2014

    Woah. As someone with some pretty direct experience dealing with addiction & alcoholism, this is a hellova film. Damn.

  • Forgiving Dr. Mengele 2006

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 May, 2014

    I love documentaries, but this one is *especially* great. This woman goes on my list of heroines and this film is just wonderfully complex, refusing to shy away from any aspect of her life & her life's work.
    HIGHLY recommend this film. Truly one of a kind.

  • Man on Fire 1957

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 May, 2014

    Amazing drama from Bing. Just wonderful. Not certain why I like the "Divorce Genre" in classic cinema, but I'm really starting to realize that I have a thing for it.

  • Hobson's Choice 1954

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    best of the fest!!!

  • Employees' Entrance 1933

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 13 Apr, 2014

    warren william 4eva!!

  • On Approval 1944

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    Fave of fest besides HOBSON'S CHOICE

  • And Hope to Die 1972

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Apr, 2014

    -edited vrs.
    -Missing a good chunk, unfortunately, but still interesting
    -Ryan gives a great performance still

  • Christmas in Connecticut 1945

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2014

    S.Z. Sekall! Greenstreet! Sooooo great!

  • Caged 1950

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Mar, 2014