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  • Casablanca
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Brazil

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  • Opening Night

    ★★★½

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★½

  • Cloverfield

    ★★★

  • The Princess

    ★★

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  • Opening Night

    Opening Night

    ★★★½

    Watched for an upcoming episode of Cinema Dual.

    If I've learned anything about Cassavetes, it's that watching so much of it in so short a time is an emotional crush I can't do act this age. And hey, speaking about age, this movie feels like a summation of everything I've learned about Cassavetes as a filmmaker, taking a hard look at expectations placed on a woman, only this time under a slight horror lens, but ultimately with more hope than any of his others films I've seen to date.

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★½

    Watched for an upcoming episode of Cinema Dual

    It feels like you endure a Cassavetes movie more than you endure it. I can’t recall a movie that felt so intimate, so voyeuristic. Again, one of the best films I’ve ever seen that I don’t think I can ever watch again. 

    More to come on the podcast.

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 2016 Entry #4

    I like to think that, with the exception of the controversial ending (which I'll get to in a moment) THE WITCH is what would have happened if Stanley Kubrick turned BARRY LYNDON into a horror move. An incredibly assured debut from Robert Eggers, THE WITCH is filled with a palpable sense of place, terrific performances, and a sense of purpose and direction in a film that is equally open to interpretation.

    Banished from their puritanical community…

  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

    Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

    ★★

    Hoop-Tober 2020 Entry #3

    I was unaware the WRONG TURN series was already six deep in the franchise, with a seventh on the way. Probably because I had zero interest in what looked like another mid-2000s teen/TV star horror vehicle, a la every other movie starring someone from what was then called the WB. But WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END had two things going for it that intrigued me enough to check it out, despite not having seen the first…