Rosalie Kicks

The old sport at Moviejawn.com - a place that I dabble in film criticism. I need to watch more movies.

Favorite films

  • The Third Man
  • Judex
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Nosferatu

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  • Pandamonium

    ½

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    ★★★½

  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    ★★★★

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    ★★½

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  • Pandamonium
  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera

    ★★★½

    “Therefore I advise you to be ill.”

    Still too many inter-titles but this flick did move along at a faster pace than Hunchback. 

    Things that pleased me this film:

    -Phantoms flappy mask 

    -Erik’s written correspondences 

    -the Cellar’s production design and the mirror room 

    -Erik’s ball attire and skull cane 

    -the end credits which informed the viewer it was repeating it again to please those that wished to know who the performers were

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  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    ★★★½

    "It is not a robe, it is a Kimono."

    I was pleasantly and surprisingly charmed by this film. Before this, I have not met an Eli Roth flick that I was fond of.

    Things that were YES:

    -the phrase: Parlor Magician
    -Cate. Cate. Cate.
    -The weirdness of the child
    -The theme of it being acceptable to be weird.
    -Jack Black: I am a fan of you.
    -All of Cate's costumes
    -The production design: i loved the house
    -Jack's kimono

    It…

  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★★★★

    “I think being a mother is the most cruelest thing in the world.”

    This is an absolute showstopper that has it all: amazing performances, fantastic story, great direction and cinematography. I think it is impossible to not be moved by this picture.