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  • Wonder

    Wonder

    ★★★★

    "What evil man invented dodgeball?" ~ Auggie

    Based upon R.J. Palacio's 2012 novel, this is Stephen Chbosky's sophomore effort in the director's chair. The film takes place in Upper Manhattan, where August "Auggie" Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) is a ten-year-old boy being home-schooled in North River Heights. Because he was born with a number of physical defects, his youth has been a series of operations to correct his eyesight, hearing and facial features, which make him look like he's been an…

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    The Hitch-Hiker

    ★★★½

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    Letterboxd Season Challenge 2017-18
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    Week 21: February 12th-18th
    Female Directors Pre-60's Week

    This is one of the very few (if not the only) contributions to 1950s film noir from a female director, Ida Lupino. Based upon a script created by blacklisted screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring, the film draws its inspiration from "the true-life story of Billy Cook, who in California in 1950, murdered a family of five and a traveling salesman." Indeed, the story opens with a faceless hitch-hiker…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    No hay banda! It's all a tape. Il n'est pas de orquestra. It is... an illusion! ~ Bondar at Club Silencio

    This magnificent movie will mess with your mind. Over a five-hour period on Saturday night, I watched this film carefully, read up about it on the Internet, and watched it again with frequent pauses and rewinds. I know I liked it. I think I get it. But one never knows for sure with David Lynch.

    SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

    Notes on my "Interstellar" Experience (not a review).

    Based on what I'd read from others on Letterboxd, I decided to splurge and pay the extra to see the 70mm version. I went to the 1:30pm showing to avoid the evening crowds, but the cinema was still about 80% full. I had to sit much closer to the screen than I normally would, but at least I got a spot dead center for optimum audio effect.

    First impression: I was bothered…