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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★½

    Movie A Day Challenge 2020
    Movie #35: One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

    Another classic movie I hadn't seen until this challenge started, One Flew Over more than withstands the test of time. Its portrayal of how people with mental illnesses are treated is as impactful as it's ever been, even if some of the medical practices shown in the movie have been disproved and are out of practice today. In terms of Antiheroes, Randle McMurphy may be the most…

  • Misery

    Misery

    ★★★★

    Movie A Day Challenge 2020
    Movie # 34: Misery

    I've fallen a few days behind this week so I'm gonna watch two movies the next two days. The first movie down is Misery. This is a very solid movie all around. Very well written and exceptionally well acted. This movie has 3-4 scenes that are incredibly hard to watch, and while they may be visually gruesome, if it wasn't for James Caan and Kathy Bates acting at their best they…

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    Movie A Day challenge 2020
    Movie #23: Knives Out

    Murder mysteries have gone out of style and it's not their fault. It's ours. Audiences can't help themselves but to try and figure out the mystery from the second the story starts. If you make the twist too obvious, hint at it too well, anyone perceptive enough to notice will immediately ruin the experience for themselves. Don't hint at it at all, audiences will feel like it came out of left…

  • Songs from the Second Floor

    Songs from the Second Floor

    ★★½

    Movie A Day Challenge 2020
    Movie #31: Songs From The Second Floor

    For me the main draw for this movie was it's style. I'd seen clips from it here and there and it got my interest because I'd never seen anything like it. The closest thing I can draw a comparison to is Wes Anderson movies but it's more like if Wes Andersons brain had never experienced serotonin before. It's a very stilted and distant style of filmmaking, which works…