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  • Decalogue V

    Decalogue V

    Discussed along with A Short Film About Killing for the tenth episode of The Complete Kieslowski.

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    The Spirit of the Beehive

    ★★★★★

    I've been watching The Spirit of the Beehive regularly in order to fall asleep. Not every night, but on nights when I am too tired to read or watch something new but not quite tired enough to close my eyes right away. I've watched the film 3 or 4 times now all the way through, but I don't log it because I haven't really watched the whole thing - I usually fall asleep after twenty minutes or so, either turning…

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  • Our Man in Havana

    Our Man in Havana

    ★★★

    One of those late 50s B&W movies where you wonder why every movie isn’t still shot in B&W. There’s a wonderfully droll tone here that serves Guinness well, and even if the film doesn’t amount to much it’s still a fun and beautiful watch.

  • Elmer's Candid Camera

    Elmer's Candid Camera

    ★★½

    The earliest Chuck Jones I can remember definitely seeing before. Elmer sounds just like himself and almost looks like him, but Bugs is still miles away from becoming his standard self in both sound and design. I liked the animation a lot here, even if it's sort of low rent, and Bugs is veering toward his beloved troublemaker persona (he even breaks the fourth wall, though not in his usual endearing way). It's of course a lot harder to sympathize…

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  • Swing Time

    Swing Time

    ★★★½

    “Oh, Fred’s getting his makeup ready for the next dance routine!

    Oh.

    Oh no.”

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Just kidding this is a five star review for Moonlight.