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  • Flytrap

    Flytrap

    ★★½

    2017 movie viewings, #94. One of the things I really love about my Amazon Prime Video account, albeit in this sorta semi-ironic way, is that Amazon Prime is starting to develop a reputation as the final home for all those thousands of mediocre indie films that were never able to work out better deals -- the ones that made the festival rounds but never won any awards, that screened for studios but never found a theatrical distributor, that aren't terrible…

  • Split

    Split

    ★★★★★

    2017 movie viewings, #91. What a shame that the majority of good reviews for this movie are sorta jokey and light-hearted in tone -- "Ha ha, James McAvoy is so crazy in this movie! Ha ha, what an insane film! Ha ha, this is such a crazy movie!" -- which is what led me to not seeing it for so long; because once I did, on a random whim on a boring weekend when I was in the mood for…

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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
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    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…

  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★★★

    FILM SCHOOL DROPOUT: A 2017 year-long movie challenge
    My list | Disgustipated's master list
    Week 6: Screwball Comedies

    So before anything else, let's make a few general statements, shall we?

    --His Girl Friday is not actually a screwball comedy, despite it being labeled as such.

    --Out of every so-called screwball comedy ever made, His Girl Friday is the greatest out of all of them.

    --When I finally watched His Girl Friday for the first time this week, it immediately jumped…