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  • Death in Venice

    Death in Venice

    ★★½

    The most frustrating and conflicting reaction I’ve had to a film I was so excited to see in a while. 


    There’s some lovely stuff here but as an admirer of both Visconti and Mann this can’t help but feel very disappointing to me. A lot of longing that’s expressed throughout but not really felt. 

    I mean really; some lovely stuff.  Mahler and that photography, all those stately frames and those zooms;  but Jesus, I was bored as shit!

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    They Shall Not Grow Old

    Fathom events screening, which included,  in keeping wih Peter Jackson’s always generous penchant for behind the scenes, a lengthy fascinating doc after the film on the conversion of the archival footage and creation of the film.  Fascinating stuff. 


    Very glad to see this on the big screen.

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "One of these days I'm gonna get organiz-ized"

    This is my first letterboxd review so here goes!

    I first caught Taxi Driver uninterrupted on TV in 2007. I was 15 years old. It was an endless summer night, on an HD channel running at past 3AM in the morning. It was getting about time for bed, but it seemed like the perfect time to watch this particular film. I told myself I would watch a few minutes and then "finish…

  • Collateral Beauty

    Collateral Beauty

    ½

    My therapist kept recommending me 'Collateral Beauty', she said it was the best film of the year. I didn't have the heart to tell her maybe she's the one who needs help.