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  • When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★★★

    ”Anyway it’s about old friends.”

    I can’t believe that a movie so perfect, that I knew I loved since the first time I saw it years ago, can have a soundtrack featuring songs that have gained a lot more emotional resonance since that last time I saw the movie. It’s like the movie became more perfect. It’s unfair.

  • The Phantom Carriage

    The Phantom Carriage

    ★★

    I’m typically a big fan of Sjöström, but this didn’t do it for me! Too convoluted (I recognize it’s innovation at the time, but it doesn’t work now) with too much unbelievably from the character Edit just make this a slog to get through with a moralistic message. 

    What version does TCM play, though? Because wow the score they racked onto this does so much lifting I actually tested up closing my eyes and just listening to it.

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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★½

    this is not that good of a movie but it also should win this year’s oscar for best picture

    I haven’t seen the first one but I needed to have a good time and just couldn’t miss the opportunity to have see my Les Misérables dreams come true and see Hugh Skinner in a big role on the big screen

    and, like, there are so many problems, from Amanda Seyfried’s age, to the horrific pacing, to the absolute black holes…

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★

    Surprise surprise this is the first musical I've seen in my musical marathon that wasn't part of the original TCM Mad About Musicals marathon lineup, but I wasn't gonna let an opportunity to re-watch this pass me by...

    Anyways, it's remarkable how well this is made, narratively and aesthetically.

    I've already seen a musical from the 1960s but c'mon... this has to be the first great musical from that decade, where the Look mashes with a great story. I love…