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  • Amélie
  • Spirited Away
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • The Apartment

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  • Desk Set

    ★★★★

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    ★★★★

  • Lady on a Train

    ★★★½

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★★

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  • Desk Set

    Desk Set

    ★★★★

    I have not really been able to get into "Tracy & Hepburn" in the past but this movie honestly sold me, they have just the most effortless/established chemistry here and it was pretty adorable. I was hooked by the mid century modern office stylings and fashions, but the reference department gals (Joan Blondell!!) reeled me the rest of the way in. As someone who has exclusively worked in all/mostly women staff settings, I love a good office ladies group onscreen. I'm…

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    This Is Spinal Tap

    ★★★★

    Just...iconic. The horrific/hilarious lyrics. Too many quotable lines. The flashbacks of various iterations of the band over the years. The many theatrical sets gone wrong. The getting lost backstage in Cleveland. Jeanine mapping out the band's astrological chart. The tragic lineage of drummers (when my dad first tried to tell me about this movie many years ago, he lead with "it's about a fake band called Spinal Tap and their drummers spontaneously combust" and I was like what is it,…

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  • The Beast Must Die

    The Beast Must Die

    ★★★★

    A captivating first foray into Argentine noir for me and I'm happy TCM featured this, it immediately caught my attention and now I'd love to see more from this director. La bestia debe morir is based on a source novel by Daniel Day-Lewis's father, but I enjoyed the flip of story structure they apparently employed for this film, starting off with the murder and bringing everything full circle after a series of flashbacks. The actors' performances were all very emotionally engaging and I didn't find it overly melodramatic aside from maybe a few moments. A gem worth seizing the chance to watch.

  • Audrey

    Audrey

    ★★★★

    A while ago (pre-COVID) my parents and I were visiting my grandfather in the nursing home. His mind is still sharp, but just much slower. So our weekly visits with him, back when we could see him in person, were often just sitting together for a couple hours. Chatting, but slowly. We were in the lobby sitting area, where there are always the same few coffee table books set out. This time, there was inexplicably a new addition, a big…