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  • Vampyros Lesbos

    Vampyros Lesbos

    ★★★

    I like Jess Franco quite a bit (at least the man; from interviews and other stuff.) From the first moment I knew about him (in my teens) to the final confrontation with his stuff has passed a good deal of time, so I think I'm well-prepared to sit and watch his movies with an open mind (I've seen at this point just a handful; still making my way through his work...)

    However, I had ridiculously high expectations for this one…

  • Wonder Wheel

    Wonder Wheel

    ★★½

    [A small extract from the verbatim of Letterboxd Trials; archived in the Allen-Farrow Annals of Infamy.]

    (Judicial Assistant speaks): I remember you that all persons attending a hearing shall rise when the Judge enters the Letterboxd Room and shall remain standing until she has taken her seat. When the hearing is over, they shall stand again and remain so until the Judge has retired and given the final rating.

    (Letterboxd Judge Sue Yoo enters the room; Judicial Assistant speaks): All…

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  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★½

    There was a darker Spielberg in the '00s; one who also addressed politics in tough times. Now that one has mutated into a conveniently brighter filmmaker, which is fine, though I still prefer when Uncle Stevie's idealism gets manifested in a more nuanced study of character and sense of place (like in Bridge of Spies). This one is so pandering and calculated in its political agenda that the purely cinematic rewards get considerably subdued by comparison to other films about…

  • Christmas, Again

    Christmas, Again

    ★★★★

    - I usually play solitaire.
    - Do you want me to watch?.