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  • History Is Made at Night

    History Is Made at Night

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Man, that Bruce Vail (Colin Clive) motherfucker is dastardly. Perhaps, one of the best villains I've witnessed on-screen, always scheming and accusing, the obsessive fuck.

    With that in mind, kinda hard not to root for Paul and Irene (Charles Boyer and Jean Arthur), even with the dumbass Coco routines (wtf, you're adults). I just kept rooting and it paid off, all my rooting. They got together and Bruce Vail blew his brains out!

  • L’argent

    L’argent

    ★★★

    Had more a mixed-feelings response to this Bresson as I found the visual compositions and pacing/editing (I usually find his elliptical approach clumsy) to be phenomenal while his screenplay and its' examination to be a paltry offering of contemplation in causation and correlation. Bresson's trajectory of the counterfeited franc shuffles along with relative reason until it is launched into the nonsensical and preposterous with little to no rationale being provided outside of an exceptionally simplistic line of influence - bad…

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★★

    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar

    ★★

    Robert Bresson has an insane 7 films on the Sight and Sound list.

    Now, I may or may not possess the Malick gene, the jury is still out, but having watched two Bressons now (this and Pickpocket) I'm almost certain I do not possess a Bresson gene.

    Maybe...completely devoid of the Bresson gene.

    This is, without a doubt, the main director that is so critically praised and universally loved and I cannot, for the life of me, understand why. To…