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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★

    You see, fate caught up with several lives here. No matter what course of action Rollins took, he was destined to his own fate, his own day of reckoning with himself. The idea is that destiny is a very real, concrete thing that every person has to deal with.

    Green not only pays direct homage to the classroom scene in Carpenter's original where an unseen teacher imparts this wisdom, but the lines themselves seem to have provided the foundation for…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    On this rewatch, less entranced by the craft and Carpenter's 'inhuman patience' (to borrow a phrase from Dr. Loomis), but far more impressed with it as a study of repression and perceptions shattered.

    What's crucial isn't that Laurie survives because she's the only virgin; it's that she's the only virgin and STILL almost doesn't survive ... Despite all of the 'right' choices she makes, Michael Myers still goes after her.

    Sacred Cow consideration on Filmspotting #702.

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  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★★

    If somebody had told 19 year-old me that one day I’d watch this intimate masterpiece with my 14 year-old daughter... after having a conversation with Ethan Hawke where, just like an Ethan Hawke character in a Richard Linklater movie, he oh-so-insightfully schooled me on the importance of giving said daughter permission to make mistakes, to break hearts and have her heart broken... well, I might’ve said that sounded like something from a Richard Linklater movie. 

    There is some kind of magic in this world.

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★★★

    Everyone is going to get so sick of me talking about this movie.