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  • On the Town

    On the Town

    ★★★★

    Relentlessly cute and great fun. Even if it's ultimately hollow. Can't deny the amazing choreography and the sheer star power of Kelly and Sinatra.

  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    ★★★★

    Really liked the mood and soundtrack of this one, and babyfaced 1987 Bill Paxton was great as the renegade antagonist, Severen. Bigelow is a fantastic filmmaker.

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  • Happy Together

    Happy Together

    ★★★★★

    March Around the World 2019 | Nation #1: Hong Kong

    It's not an aspirational story (as my friend Joe said), but it is a beautiful story about two men in an often ugly and venomous relationship. If you interpret Lai as an unreliable narrator (which makes it a bit more interesting), there's a really interesting dynamic between Lai and Ho in which they're both just really lonely (and they probably were even before they left HK for Argentina...) and it…

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    ★★★★★

    Well, I feel stupid. I don't know what I expected, but this is way darker than I thought, despite the title. Like a more melancholy, female-centric Freaks & Geeks, isn't it? Can't deny that James Woods is perfect in this, despite my dislike for the guy in real life. Absolutely perfect as the cowardly father.

    I can't remember who said it (maybe an article in Sight & Sound?), but I read an article once that boldly claimed "every director's best film is…