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  • Glass Chin

    Glass Chin

    ★★★½

    Watched as part of my January 2019 Challenge.

    A film about boxing


    "Too bad your 'Saint' didn't have a stronger chin. Oh, sure, you had blazing speed but no whiskers. Jesus got hit hard, but he stayed the course."



    In boxing, a "glass jaw" (or "glass chin") refers to a fighter that is particularly vulnerable to punches on the face. This weakness, of course, makes them unreliable, regardless of how fast or strong they are. But weaknesses come in many…

  • Good Morning, Vietnam

    Good Morning, Vietnam

    ★★★

    Watched as part of my January 2019 Challenge.

    A film about the Vietnam War:


    "Sir, the man is a walking keg of dynamite."



    In the 1970s, Robin Williams exploded into the world of comedy and entertainment. He quickly developed a following with his frenetic and wild style of stand-up comedy, which his biographer called "intense, utterly manic", "beyond energetic", and even "dangerous". Nonetheless, the Juilliard alum became a star, first in stand-up, then TV, and finally on film. Remembered mostly…

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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★

    Rarely do I feel the need, or urge, to rewatch a film so quickly. Ironically, one of the 2 times I remember doing it was with Lynch's Mulholland Drive (the other one was with Memento). I had to see this again and it's amazing how much a rewatch helps with trying to understand things (emphasis on "Trying"!). Such a mesmerizing film.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

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

    Watched as part of my February 2018 Challenge.

    A film with a face on the poster
    A Best Picture nominee



    "The mistakes I've made, I've made again. They can no longer be ignored. There are things nagging at me. Things that now must be done. Things I simply cannot do without you. To keep my sour heart from choking. To break a curse. A house that doesn't change is a dead house."



    A lot of what happens in Phantom Thread