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  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    ★★★★★

    Francois Truffaut came into my world in the most brilliant way with not a hint of warning. I had started the second year of my undergrad a week late and barely had enough time to pick up a syllabus before I found myself in a screening room for Jules and Jim. The film left absolutely no impression on me after my initial viewing, or so I thought. As the months passed, however, I found myself reminiscing upon the story that…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    ****Warning, this is less a review of Mulholland Dr. and more a thank you letter to David Lynch for changing my life*****

    No piece of art has ever had as profound an impact on my life than Mulholland Dr. I say, in a very literal way, that Mulholland Dr. changed my life.I had never looked at cinema as an art form before, I actually had hardly looked at cinema before. I grew up in a single parent home with a…

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  • Gas Food Lodging

    Gas Food Lodging

    ★★★½

    An excellent communication of the transference of love under the circumstance of abandonment. The plight of the woman, forever relegated to a space in which a man's support is expected yet can never be guaranteed is expertly conveyed through Allison Anders 1992 film. What is really nice to see in GAS FOOD LODGING is the trying. We see three women trying their best through their circumstances to better themselves and their positions. There's a lot of stumbling along the way,…

  • Le Trou

    Le Trou

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Poor Gaspard"

    The real loser here wasn't the group of men whose delicately planned and intricate escape plan was ruined but rather the socially distanced upperclass outsider that was put in a prison cell with these men. Claude Gaspard was the one who, by his own admission, had a real chance at camaraderie and friendship for the first time in his life and ruined it while also robbing the hope of the men who had taken him in and offered…

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  • Manhattan

    Manhattan

    ★★★★★

    Does anyone open a film better than Woody Allen? Whether it be a brilliant opening scene giving the viewer an idea of what is to follow or a fantastic opening monolog, Woody Allen has the ability to bring me into his films in their opening seconds like no other filmmaker can. Manhattan opens with that signature perfect voice-over narration that I am starting to associate with Woody Allen. Manhattan was my 6th outing with the auteur and one that I…

  • Trespassing Bergman

    Trespassing Bergman

    ★★★

    I'm not sure I'll ever see something as devastating as watching Michael Haneke react to Ingmar Bergman rating Haneke's THE PIANO TEACHER "four stars, not five" by saying "pity" and wanting to leave the room.

    That bit broke my heart.