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  • Dangerous Liaisons

    Dangerous Liaisons

    ★★★★

    i love this so deeply. malkovich is a sexual force of nature here, it's kind of insane. close is the perfect snake destroying all men with precision and pride. pfeiffer is *heartbreaking* to watch. those eyes and that face. lots of complicated and ugly character stuff going on where the lines are completely blurred between lust and desire and love and cruelty and manipulation in uncomfortable, rich, and intoxicating ways. a film that tells its story through almost imperceptible but…

  • What About Bob?

    What About Bob?

    ★★★★★

    i can recite every line. i still think the last 20 minutes aren't as strong as the rest but i love this movie so so so much

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★

    these are just some thoughts. i admit to not engaging with the film itself in these reactions, just some scribblings. i saw the roadshow version.

    I like nasty movies. I like nasty characters. I like nihilism. I like when movies are confrontational. I can't say I liked The Hateful Eight. I would be far more willing to embrace its vile attitudes if the story, characters, scenarios or story twists had any semblance of spark to them. But no. It doesn't.…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    A bona-fide classic in my favorite subgenre of horror, that of the psychological. A lot of credit goes to Ira Levin’s novel which, though I haven’t read, I hear is an extremely close adaptation by Polanski down to apartment geography, color schemes and dialogue. It takes a plot that could have been very silly or campy in other hands and roots it in relatable fears and a very real sense of inevitability that remains very disturbing. I’m doubting that Polanski…