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  • The Last Duel

  • Niagara

  • The Learning Tree

  • The Well

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    and the first good #MeToo movie goes to… Ridley Scott?

    A kind of medieval Rashoman written by screenwriter Nicole Holofcener, The Last Duel corrects Kurosawa’s far-from-feminist rape trial film by 1) having the woman tell the truth instead of lying, and 2) not questioning the very nature of testimony.

    Instead, her narrative is taken from her and warped as the means for yet another battle to the death between men. There’s still some silliness—blonde Affleck, obvious modern keywords spliced in,…

  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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  • Harvey

    Harvey

    A hidden gem of the early 50s. James Stewart has an imaginary invisible friend that is a six-foot tall white rabbit-man named Harvey, and everyone wants to put him in the looney bin despite the fact that he’s the kindest man alive and also Harvey is actually real.


    One of the best lines is when a doctor leaving the mental hospital says, “I’m gonna miss these psychos and schizos.”

  • Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev

    The movie world has decided that you go to movie jail if you speak ill of Andrei Rublev, so for the movie patrol out there listening: don’t worry I too believe that Andrei Rublev is a great work of art and I totally understand everything that happened at a deep cerebral and spiritual level. I love that we've had this film for nearly 60 years and the best we can describe the opening scene is still "a horse is seen... one of many horses in the film." that rules