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  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

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    The IMDb trivia page: "The elephants employed in helping build the bridge would take breaks every four hours and lie around in the waterβ€”whether the crew wanted them to or not."

    me: https://66.media.tumblr.com/4af477db87c4d572b37a1810977115cb/tumblr_pgf3rp97v81rq4i1uo1_500.png

    3.9/5

  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends

    Boyfriends and Girlfriends

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    Even though he’s the most stylistically consistent director I’ve ever encountered, it’s interesting to see how much of Eric Rohmer’s work has evolved over the years, especially in his writing and his female characters. His 80s films show a particular sensitivity to the fluctuating nature of friendships and relationships. He shifts his stories constantly, and sometimes the characters’ first impressions are not of high importance to himβ€” their eventual progression by the end of the film is always more interesting.…

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  • Her

    Her

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    One thing I didn’t pay much attention to through all my rewatches in the past 4 years is how this film opens and closes with Theodore’s letters. The first one being an impersonal, distant version of him, a letter disguised as a form of intimacy and connectionβ€” but it’s all fake. We grow even more apart in this world despite its crowds of people and vast cityscapes, and the longing for something real is so overwhelming. Theodore embodies this longing so deeply, but, by his last letter, the beautiful words he writes ring true because he’s lived them.

    Spike Jonze, please pay for my therapy bills.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

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    Marvel movies always present me with a dilemma. For one, I never know how to rate these movies. To be honest, I don't even think most of these films are all that great, Infinity War included. However, one thing that keeps me watching them year after year is the special theater experience. Feeling a communal energy, laughing together at the jokes, experiencing a film with a hundred peopleβ€” I love it.

    I don't think Infinity War is a great film,…