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  • Men in Black 3

    Men in Black 3

    ★★★½

    I enjoyed MEN IN BLACK (boxd.it/1ecUT5 ), but was very disappointed by the second film (boxd.it/1gsP8t ), so I was not sure if watching the third installment would be worthwhile. My son convinced me that we should give it a try. I am glad that we did. While MIB3 was not the fresh new thing as the original film was, it did manage to recapture the fun and liveliness that had been lost in the second film. The story was…

  • Matango

    Matango

    ★★★½

    Week 38 – September 16-22 - Studio - Toho Studios

    I could have watched another great samurai film for this week’s challenge, but I decided, “Nope! I’m going to dive into the world of Japanese monster films!” So, I settled on Ishirō Hondo’s MATANGO or, as it is also known, THE ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE (I bet you cannot guess what is going to happen!). The version I watched was dubbed, I would have preferred subtitles, but the dubbing…

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

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

    Letterboxd Season Challenge (Sixth) – 2020/21 - Week 2: September 14th-20th
    Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award Week

    This one has been on my watch list for a while, so this seemed an excellent time to finally get to it. I loved this film! It is not without its issues and I get why some people might find it slow and pretentious, but at all things considered, I Loved this film!

    What starts as a fairly typical cinematic ghost story, complete…

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

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

    Film School Dropouts 2019 - Week 13 - Editor - Daniel Mandell

    I was surprised by this film. Frankly, I was expecting it to be a screw-ball comedy, something more akin to Wilder's Some Like it Hot. Boy was I wrong. Sure, it starts off with a pretense that is ideal to launch as a screwball comedy - office romances and extra-marital affairs are ripe for framing as a comedy of double entendres, quick get-aways and quick changes -and it…