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  • Gamera: Super Monster

    Gamera: Super Monster

    ★★

    ...and on this shelf, you'll find Gamera's Greatest Hits! Nine years after his distributor folded, Gamera meant to make his big comeback for the 80s, positioning himself as an artist from the 60s who could still rock with the best of 'em in the new decade. Unfortunately, a lack of funding and collaborators made a full album of new material impossible, and the long years of early retirement somewhat corroded Gamera's inspiration. As such, he collaborated with the drastically shrunken…

  • Women in Revolt

    Women in Revolt

    Andy Warhol, silver screen, can't tell them apart at all... It's Gargus and Adept's Queer Cinema Challenge 2019! For this week, we watched a film starring Candy Darling, Holly Woodlawn, and Jackie Curtis!

    To the best of my estimation, Valerie Solanas' SCUM Manifesto is not a feminist text. While it has certainly made an impact on the feminist discourse in the last fifty years and colored the perception of feminism in circles hostile to the movement, the twenty-page document contains…

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  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★½

    Film School Drop-Outs 2018! Week 2 Retro - The Silent Comedy!

    Having reflected for the better part of 24 hours before writing this review, I think the funniest thing about Charlie Chapin's Tramp are the moments when you aren't sure whether he's cottoned on or not. Take the spaghetti eating scene for instance, where his expression wavers between disbelief and satisfaction, culminating in a head turn and slow standing up with brows knit... only for it to turn out he's…

  • It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night

    ★★★★

    Letterboxd Film Club! Theme the seventh - early Best Picture winners!

    What a wonderful little Valentine's Day gift this subreddit has deigned to doll out! At least, it's a Valentine's Day present for me, what with my having watched it last night and writing about it today. Not only does the club get to watch an older Best Picture winner to break up the march of films from the last twenty-some years, the winner of the poll is one of…