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  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude

    ★★

    This has *not* aged well. Harold is an unlikeable Holden Caulfield type character and the film isn't fun whenever Ruth Gordon isn't on screen.

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    When I first watched this in college in 2013, I understood what Lee was trying to get at but couldn't quite fully comprehend it. Why would Mookie turn on Sal like that especially after that speech about him being like a son to him?

    Now that it's 2019, I understand it all too well. This film is still relevant and even better than I could've imagined. Lee's love of centered shots brings each character into focus and shows them on…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    A mysterious alien seductress preys on the men of Scotland. Third time seeing this film and it's definitely my favorite of 2014. This film is breathtaking in every regard. It's definitely one of the greatest films of the new millennium if not the greatest not made by Wong, Lynch, or Weerasethakul. This is what the mad glory of cinema is all about.

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

    ★★★★★

    A down-on-his-luck screenwriter becomes the kept man of a deranged silent film star planning her return to the screen as Salome. The greatest film ever made, and I finally got to see it on the big screen tonight. The script is bitter, wickedly funny, and as cynical as a script can get with Joe Gillis being the best of all film noir narrators. William Holden fuels Gillis with self-loathing and caustic, witty charm to make him a crazy sort of…