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  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★

    Jim Carrey was so cute, may he rest in peace.

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

    ★★★★½

    Film School Dropouts 2017: Week 5 - Russian Montage

    This film captures the essence of what a "snapshot in time" is supposed to be, while falling somewhere in between photography and traditional documentary films. Both an engaging and extremely rewarding experience, the only expectation I had that didn’t betray me was the use of montage.

    Just about every technique and editing trick in the book is used to briefly accentuate both the mundane and significant activities of everyday life, without…

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  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    ★★

    "Lost in New York? The streets are numbered..."

  • The Holiday

    The Holiday

    ★★½

    It took three attempts to Chromecast this to the holiday home TV but it worked eventually. Missed half the dialogue, but it probably didn't mean much.

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  • A Trip to the Moon

    A Trip to the Moon

    ★★★★★

    There are very few instances in which I would give a rating this high. My justification for this rating is purely reliant on the fact that this film is the most popular and influential of Méliès' work and represents a first big leap for film as a technology and art form. The rough editing, film quality and lack of interplay between the music and film would usually result in a lower rating but, in a historical context, I can only…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★½

    Film School Dropouts 2017: Week 21 - Ingmar Bergman

    My FSDO2017

    Enter illegally-acquired Criterion Collection Blu-ray™ rip of Persona (1966)
    Enter darkness and headphones
    Enter first montage
    ME: Have I been tricked?
    Enter masterclass in lighting and framing
    ME: Never mind, I haven't been tricked.
    Enter second montage
    ME: I'm being tricked...
    ENTER PIERCING AND CEREBRAL EXPERIENCE
    ME: (legally acquires Criterion Collection Blu-ray™ of Persona (1966))