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  • Oleanna

    Oleanna

    ★★½

    Randomly purchased David Mamet's On Directing Film for studying purposes, so given his film's availability on FilmStruck, I figured now is the best time to get aquanited with him.

    It's constantly unclear just who we're supposed to be rooting for, but studying the way in which Mamet shoots William H. Macy's sophisticated professor character signifies an uneasy surge of unpredictability. Yet still, as the drama plays out, Debra Eisenstadt's character's intentions become equally murky. 

    It is, in my opinion, a…

  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask

    ★★★

    Gene Wilder fucks a sheep, so I guess you could say it's worth a watch.

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  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★½

    always felt this was one of Shyamalan's most underappreciated works, but as time has gone on and the age of five-superhero-movies-per-year continues to overwhelm, i am becoming more and more convinced that it is his absolute best work.

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

    "She's the real star of the picture!"

    still incredibly potent in its depiction of love, the film industry, and the way those two can conflict. 

    but that's mostly under the surface. 

    on the surface, everything works just as well, with wonderful cast chemistry, excellent direction, and superb musical numbers which cement its place as one of the finest musicals ever produced for the screen.