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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★

  • The Haunting

    ★★★★½

  • The Prince and the Pauper

    ★★★★

  • The Blue Umbrella

    ★★★★★

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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    "Okay, look. The city is flying, we're fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense."

    I wanted to give this a rewatch after my viewing of WANDAVISION, since it featured a lot of callbacks to this film. It's always been the least-discussed of the four AVENGERS films, and I had hoped that maybe something new would click for me this time, but sadly it didn't.

    I think the main flaw of…

  • The Haunting

    The Haunting

    "The house has what it wants. For now."

    Robert Wise's masterpiece.

    THE HAUNTING has all the tropes of a haunted house story, but combined with four memorable characters and a stylized, New Wave feel mixed with film noir mixed with immersive cinematography.

    The history of Hill House is narrated in a 7-minute prologue by the always-smiling Dr. Markway (Richard Johnson). He wishes to conduct a paranormal investigation by staying at the mansion with three other guests.

    Eleanor (Julie Harris) is…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    "In a character-study movie, it's only interesting if you're actually willing to study the character."
    -Jenny Nicholson

    Watching this movie projected in glorious 70mm, even though I know it wasn't shot that way, is a charming experience. That wonderful texture of celluloid that succeeds in making this feel like an '80's period piece, the feeling of the projected image, the cigarette burns in the top right corner. This is such a key part of what makes cinema what it is,…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    This is a REALLY good movie!

    Trance-like pace, haunting camerawork and set design, one of the few films where you really notice lighting. Initially I thought this would be a style-over-substance film, but to my surprise, I actually got invested in the story and cared about the characters. Jessica Harper is really good. Considering how little depth the script gives her as well as some bad dialog, she's able to become a charismatic lead you care about with just her…