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  • The Corn Is Green

    The Corn Is Green

    "That man is so stupid it sits on him like a halo" --Bette Davis as Miss Lily Moffat (not my *#1 favorite* Bette Davis spinster but certainly in the top 5)

  • Shanghai Express

    Shanghai Express

    has any human being ever looked as good as marlene dietrich looks in this movie??? i feel like NO

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It does not occur to you—or at least it did not occur to me—until the final sequence of this remarkable movie that Sciamma has not taken the usual pains to orient us in historical time. We get none of the usual period-pic hints meant to situate us snugly within a particular context: No obligatory references to kings or wars, no obvious recent inventions, no title card at the beginning of the film to let us know that it is 1728…

  • Hamilton


    the only thing cornier than loving Hamilton is hating on Hamilton