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  • Shrek Retold

    Shrek Retold

    ★★★½

    I feel that all of YouTube has somehow been codified and compressed into this film, and that, as I watched it, the entire YouTube library was transmitted directly into my brain. A blessing and a curse: it is all there now for me to call upon as needed, as well as to torment me when not needed.

    In other words, this was the first Shrek movie I had ever seen, but now I carry all Shreks with me, safely, forever.

  • American Graffiti

    American Graffiti

    ★★★★

    Nice that after all these years of conjecture I finally get an idea of just how boss it must have been to cruise to Tosche Station for some power converters.

    This is the best sounding movie I have ever heard. I don't just mean the soundtrack selections (which are great) but the way the music and radio broadcast bleeds through everything and switches seamlessly from legitimately sounding like it is blaring out from a car radio to echoing through the…

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  • The Dybbuk

    The Dybbuk

    Film School Drop Outs – Weekly Challenge 2018
    Week 7 - (2018) - Movement - Golden Age of Yiddish Cinema (1936-1940)

    I thought I had a lot of patience for slow, weird, obscure movies, but this one was a particular challenge for me; after falling asleep while trying to watch it two nights in a row, I nearly didn’t make it through, and I feel bad about that. Despite its failure to keep my interest, it is no doubt important…

  • The Birth, the Life, and the Death of Christ

    The Birth, the Life, and the Death of Christ

    ★★

    Film School Drop Outs Challenge Week 1

    Auteurs - Pioneers of Film - Lumiere Brothers (Filmography), George Melies (Filmography) or Alice Guy-Blache (Filmography)

    The baby Jesus was super cute, sitting up, waving and clapping hands as the magi come. I'm not sure I've ever seen a nativity scene where the baby has an actual baby personality. The sudden appearance/disappearance of angels playing music for the sleeping baby made me laugh. The early ambition of the rest of the movie is…