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  • The Red Shoes
  • The Apartment
  • Body Heat
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  • Elvis

    ★★

  • Sophie's Choice

  • The Godfather

    ★★★★★

  • Shithouse

    ★★★★★

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  • Ishtar

    Ishtar

    ★★★★★

    "I think they're wonderful"

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★★

    oh wow, I've been wrong about this one for so long. it's so good. I know I already reassessed it earlier this year, but it might have just jumped Fantastic Mr Fox and Grand Budapest to make it into my top 3 Wes with French Dispatch and Rushmore. this time I started with the Hotel Chevalier short and it enhanced the experience.

    the opening when Peter passes his dad in the platform is a perfect metaphor to open the story.…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★

    not even so much as a single second of screentime dedicated to elvis' late-in-life obsession with racquetball.

    I somehow loved how obsessed that man was with snow and snowmen. it made absolutely no sense. I enjoyed all the nonsense around the '68 special and also the first vegas show night when he introduced suspicious minds. other than that, this thing was a giant montage, a trailer for another movie. it was like if you got someone really drunk and they…

  • Sophie's Choice

    Sophie's Choice

    honestly this is one of the most unpleasant movies I have ever seen. I cannot think of a single good thing about it. it's too long, it feels vile, I don't see why this story is interesting or worth telling

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  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★★

    This is THE "transitions" film. Name one that does it better. Textbook. Back when I first saw this, I used to recommend it to everyone. I would say "for me, it's the most 'laughs-per-minute' I've ever experienced in a movie" I probably stand by that.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★★

    rachel zegler and ariana debose and david alvarez and mike faist and steven spielberg and tony kushner and stephen sondheim and leonard bernstein