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  • On Golden Pond

    On Golden Pond

    ★★

    Watched as part of the August 2018 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | KB Burke's master list
    19. The Silence of the Lambs - watch a film on the Big Five Academy Award list

    1981's syrupy family drama On Golden Pond, mostly notable for being the one and only time Henry Fonda appeared on-screen with his daughter Jane Fonda (not to mention this being Henry Fonda's last-ever movie), looms especially large in my particular mind because it was one of…

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★½

    Watched as part of the August 2018 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | KB Burke's master list
    18. 12 Angry Men - watch a film directed by Sidney Lumet

    At a certain point in the 1957 bottled-ship drama 12 Angry Men, one of the jurists we're following starts a racist rant about how the defendant they're judging must be guilty since he's a person of color, just to have the other eleven jurists stoically stand up and silently put their…

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★★★★★

    FILM SCHOOL DROPOUT: A 2017 year-long movie challenge
    My list | Disgustipated's master list
    Week 1: Pioneers of Film - Lumière Brothers, Georges Méliès and Alice Guy-Blaché

    Unlike other forms of artistic output like painting, whose origins stretch all the way back to the forgotten realm of pre-history, we can put very specific dates on the beginnings of such modern artistic media as photography and filmmaking; in the former case, that's quite literally the year 1838 (the year the very…

  • The Stranger

    The Stranger

    ★★★★½

    FILM SCHOOL DROPOUT: A 2017 year-long movie challenge
    My list | Disgustipated's master list
    Week 12: Orson Welles

    Ah, genius youth -- is there any greater curse? After a charmed early career in which he could literally do no wrong, first in live theater (where among other accolades he produced the first-ever all-black Shakespeare production on Broadway), and then radio (where his infamously realistic modern updating of War of the Worlds caused a national panic), the 24-year-old Welles then hit…