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  • El Mariachi

    El Mariachi

    ★★★★

    Watched as part of the August 2017 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | Christian Alec's master list
    #9: Watch a film with Chicano characters

    2017 movie viewings, #115. It's been an interesting month as far as the intersection of my reading habits and my movie-watching habits; first was Mark Harris' Pictures at a Revolution, which inspired me to watch the 1967 Best Picture nominees Doctor Dolittle, In the Heat of the Night, Bonnie & Clyde and The Graduate, and now I've…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★½

    Watched as part of the July 2017 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | Dex B's master list
    #23: A film starring Judy Garland

    2017 movie viewings, #116. I'm pretty sure I've never seen a single Judy Garland film besides The Wizard of Oz in my entire life; so when this particular scavenger hunt task came up last month, instead of picking something obscure I decided to just go for one of her most famous films, one that is still highly…

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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…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★★

    Watched as part of the July 2017 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | Dex B's master list
    #10: An unseen film from Ivica Pusticki's "Films You Must See Before You Die" list

    2017 movie viewings, #96. Don't mistake today's short writeup as somehow a critical comment about this movie, the feature directing debut of TV comedian Jordan Peele -- it is in fact as phenomenally good as all your friends have been claiming it is, essentially taking a premise you…