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  • Amadeus
  • Tampopo
  • All That Jazz
  • The Taste of Tea

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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★½

  • To Be or Not to Be

    ★★★★½

  • Sholay

    ★★★½

  • On-Gaku: Our Sound

    ★★★★

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  • To Be or Not to Be

    To Be or Not to Be

    ★★★★½

    Amazing to think that To Be Or Not To Be came out in 1942, only three years after Hitler invaded Poland, and the humor still holds up incredibly well and still feels contemporary/modern. The dialogue here is so sharp and so clever, and I just absolutely adore Jack Benny in this. His comedic timing is honestly perfect and there are so many jokes that are thrown at you during the film's runtime that I’m 100% certain I missed a few,…

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★

    A ridiculously fun and engaging whodunnit with an amazing score and soundtrack, and easily the greatest use of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax that I’ve ever seen. I also love that this is a mish-mash of a bunch of different genres, from romance to erotic thriller to horror to crime drama, on top of which, the film itself is a Hitchcock pastiche with an aesthetic that is quintessentially 1980’s in every way. It’s creepy, suspenseful, surprisingly funny at times, and I love the creativity at display, definitely one of De Palma’s best.

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  • Lilya 4-ever

    Lilya 4-ever

    I want to die

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    The Cranes Are Flying

    ★★★★½

    I think I’m in love with this movie if not mainly for its phenomenal visual style. There’s just so many great shots in this, and the way that some of these scenes were executed I would never have guessed that it came out in 1957. Super innovative and ahead of its time in terms of technique and style, with cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky’s groundbreaking use of hand-held cameras, deep focus photography, blocking, and camera movements. He just always seems to know…