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  • The Leopard Man

    The Leopard Man

    I would love to read more about the anti-colonial ideas in Lewton's films. The Leopard Man is a pretty great case study for it. Some white people try to make a show of things and because of their mistakes, multiple completely innocent Mexican people die. Also another loses his livelihood and the white guy who is entirely responsible for it just straight up refuses to reimburse him for it! What a dick!

    The killer's motive in this film is more chilling than any other one I've heard in any horror/thriller.

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    Cool movie where Brad Pitt plays a superhero who killed his wife but is redeemed through loving his best friend. Anyhow, I really enjoyed watching this and was never bored at any point.

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★½

    For being arguably Bergman's most famous I quickly realized while watching it I didn't really know much about it except the whole chess aspect. What a film though! As someone who has been gripped by the fear of death since I was able to form existential thoughts, I felt deep empathy for the knight. To have your chance to save yourself from the inevitable, if only for a moment, only to end up losing and finding out that Death "has…

  • Old Joy

    Old Joy

    When I think of a two-hander, personally at least, I immediately think of a dialogue-driven piece. Be it the dazzling naturalism of the Before Trilogy or the twisty tête-à-tête between Caine and Olivier in Sleuth, two-handers are often very wordy and work to get you wrapped up in the conversation of the two leads. The foundation of a good two-hander is built on making sure the words your leads are saying are not trite, or unoriginal, or insufferable. Of course…