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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

    Saw this in a theater with a sold-out crowd, many of whom weren't born when it came out and it's amazing how well it holds up. Everything just works so well together: Kasdan's screenplay, Spielberg's endlessly inventive direction, Ford's perfectly modulated performance, Williams' iconic score, the analog special effects. I'd forgotten how good Ford is in this, he plays it just one notch back from campy; you never forget that he knows that this is all silly but he still makes you believe in it anyway.

  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★★★

    Rewatching after reading a lot of mentions of it in stories about Wonder Woman and remembering all over how much I love Donner's movie. Considering that it's a mash of at least four different movie styles, there's no way that it should work and somehow it all fits together.

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  • Une Femme Coquette

    Une Femme Coquette

    Well that turned out kind of rapey.

  • The Valley of Decision

    The Valley of Decision

    ★★★★

    Solid Hollywood adaptation of the first quarter of Marcia Davenport's historical novel. It holds a special place for me as it's set in my neighborhood in Pittsburgh although it was all filmed in the studio.