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  • Viva

    Viva

    ★★½

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    In theory, I should be super into Anna Biller, her movies, and their aesthetics but I was underwhelmed by The Love Witch and I was similarly disappointed by Viva.

    I get that it's supposed to be very tongue-in-cheek but, after a while, the faux nostalgia becomes overwhelming and obnoxious (and I love faux nostalgia so this hurts me to say). I had a lot of clothing envy but that was about it. Such a drab watch despite all of the bright colors.

  • Saint Jack

    Saint Jack

    ★★★½

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    I LOVE BEN GAZZARA SO MUCHHHHH. How did he make someone so sleazy so likable?!?!

    Saint Ben tbh. This film really just solidified my love for and obsession with him.

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  • Taste of Fear

    Taste of Fear

    ★★★★

    Hoop-tober 4.0
    Decades (1960s)
    Film 5 of 40

    Add this to the growing list of movies I picked based solely off of their posters.

    This movie had that Good Cinematography™ I crave and the opening shot on the lake in between the mountains was BEAUTIFUL. The cinematographer was Douglas Slocombe, who is better known for shooting the first three Indiana Jones films and wow, did he knock it out of the park with this.

    Honestly, this is the type of…

  • My Man Godfrey

    My Man Godfrey

    ★★★★

    Film School Drop Out Challenge
    Week 6: Genre - Romance - Screwball Comedy.

    Screwball comedies are my security blanket. If I'm having a rough day or I need to be cheered up, chances are I'll put one on and I'll inevitably be cheered up again.

    I've been eager to watch this since the inception of FSDO. You can't beat William Powell and Carole Lombard. Those opening credits? Beautiful. Carole Lombard's outfits? Amazing. I just adored this.