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  • Long Pants

    Long Pants

    ★★★★

    A real treat to see a movie from the 20s for the first time in too long. I love that Capra (like most directors even at the tail end of the silent period) shot so much of this in long takes where we see people's whole bodies moving in the frame. Langdon's face -- with those big cheeks of his -- is so sad, yet Capra provides us with virtually no close-ups. And Langdon's not as physical as Chaplin or…

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    ★★★★

    I enjoyed this movie.

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  • I Accuse

    I Accuse

    ★★★★

    I enjoy this movie.

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    ★★★★★

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

    I finished watching the second half of this movie for the third class in a row this morning. My students at Tisch today were angry, ashen. What could I say to them? In the 8am class, I was in tears throughout a lot of the film. Every time Sarah Jane or her mother spoke I had to choke back a gasp. The funeral was more moving than anytime I’d ever experienced it. But in this screening, my usual ironic antagonism…