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  • Harakiri
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Handmaiden
  • Amadeus

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  • Faust

    ★★★★

  • The Young Master

    ★★★★

  • While We're Young

    ★★★★½

  • Snowbird

    ★★★½

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  • What Is a Woman?

    What Is a Woman?

    ½

    [6/10/22 Edit: I just realized it’s impossible to see this if you’re reading on mobile, but in the text where I embedded links attached with sources, much of the time there’s a different link embedded with every individual word, so if you’re on your phone and you’re the type of person who actually checks the sources, just keep that in mind]. 


    Thank you for clicking on my needlessly thorough, painfully tedious, absolutely unnecessary, line by line rundown of this godawful…

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    One of my friends recently “liked” a short paragraph review I had written about 7 years ago of Do the Right Thing. I had forgotten and was surprised I had written that review just because of where I was politically when I had seen this film for the first time. And at the time I posted that review, there was no way I could have possibly grasped that I had just witnessed the most important, most pivotal to my entire…

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  • While We're Young

    While We're Young

    ★★★★½

    I attempted to watch this movie purely to try and make Noah Baumbach fall off of my top rated directors in my stats (yes I know I take my stats too seriously), and every single time I do this he just ends up further cementing his position on my list, so maybe I just need to grow up and accept the fact that Noah Baumbach is actually one of my favorite working directors.

    While We’re Young is a movie about…

  • A Taxing Woman

    A Taxing Woman

    ★★★★

    "Violence is obsolete. Today, we go to prison for tax evasion."

    A Taxing Woman is a clever double meaning title that is about a woman whose tenaciousness exhausts the men around her, as she exposes their techniques in the find art of underreporting income. Not the sexiest concept ever caught on film, so Itami spices things up by centering the primary investigation around a tax evader who owns sex hotels. We follow Itakura, performed by Juzo Itami's wife playing yet…

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  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    A brief list of movies that were not nominated for best film in 1956:
    The Searchers, Early Spring, The Killing, A Man Escaped, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Aparajito, Street of Shame, The Wrong Man, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
    A brief list of movies that were nominated in 1956, but didn't win:
    Friendly Persuasion, Giant, The King and I, The Ten Commandments.

    Academy, what the hell were you thinking?

  • Predator

    Predator

    ★★★½

    I think I had about four separate "so that's where that meme came from moments" and five other "so that's where that line came from moments" throughout the duration of this movie, however, I did not find what I went into this film looking for, which was something that would make sense of Carl Weather's "baby we got a stew going" running joke in Arrested Development.

    I've read some critical reception from the film at the time of the release…