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  • Lucy

    Lucy

    ★★½

    Super duper dumb. Super duper funny.

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    ★★★★★

    Like all the great Buñuel films, it is elevated to the highest level by its utterly straight-faced absurdity.

    The gardener is a bishop? Sure.

    That gardener murders his old family gardener after discovering that gardener murdered /his/ parents? Sure.

    They go for dinner in the middle of a wake? Sure.

    An armed woman throws a vase? Sure.

    A lieutenant invites himself to a ladies' luncheon to tell them a ghost story? Sure.

    They're out of tea? Sure.

    Coffee? Yup.

    Water? Why not?

    Why must we release the drug dealing ambassador and his compatriots?
    *Plane flies overhead repeatedly*

    Brilliant from the word go.

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  • Ordet

    Ordet

    ½

    Why? Why did I watch this? For whatever reason I find almost all of Dreyer's films infuriating, chock full of insufferable characters with few or no redeeming characteristics- this is one of those movies. And the ending? Fuck. That. Noise. Go watch The Passion of Joan of Arc instead, THAT is a great movie.

  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    ★★★½

    Weaves across tones like a drunk driver, but somehow it all works.