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  • The Elephant Man
  • The Plague Dogs
  • Mary and Max
  • Harold and Maude

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  • Horror Noire

    ★★½

  • Black as Night

    ★★

  • The Manor

    ★★

  • The Queen of Black Magic

    ★★★½

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  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    ★★★★½

    David Lynch's first studio film, three years after his feature debut with Eraserhead, is also perhaps the least "Lynchian" effort in his filmography (and I would argue his best for it, though I'm sure hardcore fans have different thoughts on that). Much like I felt about Aronofsky's The Wrestler, there is something to be said for seeing a clearly talented director take a step back and approach a film from an angle of simplicity and narrative focus. The story and…

  • The Plague Dogs

    The Plague Dogs

    ★★★★½

    Decided to double feature this with Watership Down tonight; that movie being one I deeply love and have seen several times, while this one I only remember devastating me once as a child and never watching again. Well after five minutes of ugly crying through the credits of this movie I can say not much has changed.

    Both are gorgeous films, lovingly crafted in every regard. While Watership Down might be noted for its violence, The Plague Dogs instead opts…

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  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★½

    Lesson #9 of my Winter of Classics.

    The scarf scene alone, holy shit. Now that's what I call art.

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★★

    Really enjoyed this. It's silly as hell, but I was eating all that petty, conniving bullshit up. Loved all the costuming and locations, though the editing had some very jarring moments (but a couple fun ones too). Probably my favorite Jared Leto performance, which is both saying something and not, because I typically don't care for him outside of very bit roles, and frankly I can't even say whether or not he's actually good here, he's clearly operating on a…

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