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  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Winter Light
  • Rashomon
  • Burning

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  • Lolita

    ★★★★½

  • Five Easy Pieces

  • The Last Waltz

  • Paper Moon

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  • Lolita

    Lolita

    Kubrick Month 2022
    Entry 1

    Charlotte: “Hum, you just touch me and I... I... I go as limp as a noodle. It scares me.”
    Humbert: “Yes, I know the feeling.”

    Layered with innuendo and sexually suggestive references to eggs, mayonnaise, and hot-dogs, Lolita has the trademark sense of irony of Kubrick’s later pictures while commenting on love and marriage all at the same time.

    This film is made more brilliant because of its cast. Mason plays Humbert with so much…

  • The Last Waltz

    The Last Waltz

    Like being stuck in a car for 10 hours while your grandparents control the radio. 

    Much respect for Muddy and Joni Mitchell though.

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★½

    Sound of Metal is a borderline insulting drama that paints by the numbers and dehumanizes its main character. 

    Now, I know everybody loves it. Just give me a chance to explain.

    1. Let me get a few things out of the way. Yes, the sound design is strong. Yes, I appreciate that it does not focus on music and barely uses any score at all.
    Riz Ahmed carries the film, but he’s not putting forth a groundbreaking performance. He only…

  • Paper Moon

    Paper Moon

    Pictures about scammers are always going to win my favor, but one like Paper Moon that is about two scammers is even better. There’s just something endearing about the unmitigated audacity that it takes to pull off successful scams during the Great Depression that adds to the comedic value of Ryan O’Neal and Tatum O’Neal’s exploits. 

    The first time we see Mose (Papa O’Neal) he is running late to a funeral. Arriving just in time, he steals flowers form a near-by…