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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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  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    Michael and Holly got a divorce. Bummer.

  • Checking Out

    Checking Out

    ★★★★½

    Spot-on black comedy, razor sharp social satire, this is the most pleasant of film surprises I’ve had in awhile! I’m really going to miss FilmStruck.

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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…

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★½

    I rarely rewatch films I don't care for, largely because I rarely rewatch films in general. A movie has to be special or captivating to reel me in for multiple viewings. I usually have the mindset that there are so many films I want to see, I have to constantly tread new ground in order to hopefully see them all. On occasion, however, especially if a film is well-loved, I'll give it another try and attempt to see anything I…