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  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • F for Fake
  • My Neighbor Totoro

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  • The Bank Dick

    ★★★

  • Daughter of Shanghai

    ★★★½

  • Blade Runner

    ★★★★

  • The Dragon Painter

    ★★★½

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  • Flora

    Flora

    ★★★½

    Svankmajer terrifies us more with his uncanny creations in thirty seconds than most horror filmmakers can ever hope of doing within two hours of runtime.

  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Rehydrated

    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Rehydrated

    ★★★

    Dear Letterboxd,
    Please don't remove entries and then repost your users' reviews onto something else. This annoying practice only serves to hurt your reputation, as well to further diminish our collective respect for your otherwise sincere business. Promise us that you'll never take this entry down again, sincerely please...

    Sincerely yours, A Frustrated Letterboxd User

    P.S. The voice acting in the rehydrated version is all over the place, and is a severe downgrade from the original's. I'm assuming that this…

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  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity

    ★★★★★

    Instructor's Note: Here's the question our professor asked us to consider whilst watching the movie - How does this film adhere to the conventions of Film Noir? Name some elements associated with Film Noir and give specific examples of how Double Indemnity uses those elements. [Mary Dutterer]

    Initial Response: Double Indemnity has been often described as the first archetypal film noir, or at least "arguably the first to bring together all the major elements of the style" (Arnold 91). While…

  • The Sand Castle

    The Sand Castle

    ★★★★

    If the sands of time were given a single day to be fully alive, what would they do on that special day? Knowing that life is such a limited gift, they'd realize how precious time really is and that futility is what makes what one do with their lives meaningful in the end. Our environment may/will be cruel at the end, but we don't have to be that merciless; we can use our short time in helping our fellow lost souls find joy in our shared time together. A tender yet bittersweet lullaby that lovingly exemplifies optimistic nihilism at its most paradoxical yet purest essence.