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  • The Butterfly Murders

    The Butterfly Murders

    ★★★½

    Film School Drop Out Challenge - Week 37 - Movement - Hong Kong New Wave (1979-1989)

    I really don't understand what just happened with this movie but I liked it. Killer butterflies? Kung-fu masters? A convoluted plot when it's not needed? It was a lot of fun, had a lot of characters that got a bit confusing, and had terrible subtitles that really made it tough to tell what was going on at times. A couple decent fight scenes too,…

  • Clueless

    Clueless

    ★★½

    Film Diversity Challenge
    Progress: 7/360

    Modern Comedy
    Progress: 1/30

    My wife was very excited when this arrived in the mail today - I was unsure what to expect. I honestly didn't even read the synopsis before adding it to this challenge, but just figured it was about time to watch this, amazingly, 22 year old film. It's not bad, but it didn't wow me. I was really surprised when it was over and I found it only ran for 97…

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  • Just Before Dawn

    Just Before Dawn

    ★★★★★

    Wow - I'm not sure if this is my new favorite slasher or not, but it's in the conversation. I loved every minute of this, starting with George Kennedy (of Naked Gun fame) as the local forest ranger. I loved the creepy whistle tune in the background. I loved that the old man uses "Skidoot" in telling the campers to get off the land, not once, but twice.

    It's a different type of slasher in some regards. The body count…

  • Battleship Potemkin

    Battleship Potemkin

    ★★★

    Film School Drop Out Challenge - Week 5 - Movement - Russian Montage (1923-1934)

    A dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers.

    I feel guilty, but I didn't really care for this one at first. I found myself bored and not particularly interested in the subject matter. But then I started reading about montage in general and trying to pay a bit more attention to how…