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  • The Fortune Cookie

    The Fortune Cookie

    Weird to watch a film by Wilder/Diamond with a great premise and two of the best actors of their time and feel like it dragged on.

    Not a bad film at all - I’d even say it’s good, but “slow pacing” should never describe a comedy. I just kept wishing it was 90 mins with fewer plot lines.

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    Great movie to watch when you’re down. This guy’s life sucks.

  • Seven Chances

    Seven Chances

    Funny and cute.

  • Fox and His Friends

    Fox and His Friends

    Pessimist and tragic film about naive love. I understand this film is controversial among LGTB circles, but the portrayal seemed natural and non-judgmental to me - it wasn't the point of the film at all which was unique. The focus is on the way the bourgeoisie play with and take advantage of a sweet but inexperienced working class man. They patronize him, lie to him, chastise him for being different, but make him dependent on them via affection and promises. Fassbinder shows us this transition from optimism to tragedy over two well-paced hours, without feeling rushed or too slow.

  • An Autumn's Tale

    An Autumn's Tale

    Charming romcom set in late 80s Chinatown. The film is carried by its charismatic leads (like any good romcom) but the sharp script and naturalistic style takes the viewer through a typical NYC immigrant experience.

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    A little tone deaf when it comes to class relations but overall a sweet film.

  • Husbands

    Husbands

    Wish I could have a midlife crisis with the fellas.

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    An exploration of hopeless greed. While Aguirre himself is its leading example, the film focuses on the expedition in general - the haughty nobleman, the enslaved natives, uneasy soldiers - and how they reconcile that they're traveling to both their deaths and untold riches.

    The level of immersion this film provides, particularly in its beginning and end, is impressive considering the age of the film. The soundtrack is atmospheric, and often times it's not there at all. The camera movements…

  • Tokyo Family

    Tokyo Family

    Took me too long to watch this. Looking at the film independently, it is great. Calm, with an emotional undercurrent. Yamada has learned from his master the art of "show, don't tell". The way he updates the story doesn't feel forced nor does it feel by the numbers.

    But, to be honest, the film made me like Tokyo Story more. Ozu really hit upon universal themes that can be applied and performed in any decade.

  • WHAT DID JACK DO?

    WHAT DID JACK DO?

    I love monkeys 😎

  • Cobra

    Cobra

    LOL.

  • Through the Olive Trees

    Through the Olive Trees

    Kiarostami's ability to mix meta-filmmaking, humanism, and a celebration of Iran and its people leaves me at a loss for words.