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  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★

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    Part of My Autumn Rewatches 2.0 Challenge
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    Task #24: Rewatch a film with a title containing the word "and" (or "&").

    This film came out in the U.S. twelve days after my second daughter was born in Tokyo. However, it wasn't released in Japan till five months later, so I am pretty sure I saw it for the first time in the theater. I know I've also watched it at least once since then on television or VHS,…

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  • Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall

    ★★★★

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    Letterboxd Season Challenge 2017-18
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    Week 5: October 7th-13th
    Director Recommendations: Guillermo del Toro Week

    I chose this del Toro-recommended, animated television miniseries for the challenge because it was among the nominees for my 5,000th film logged on Letterboxd. With an average Letterboxd rating of 4.5 stars out of five, it's got a fan base, and its two Primetime Emmy Award wins for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation (Nick Cross, production design) mark it as…

  • Tome of the Unknown

    Tome of the Unknown

    ★★★½

    Short Animation - Writer-director Patrick McHale brings us a modern fable of a land where forgotten stories are still alive -- The Unknown. Brothers Wirt and Gregory (Elijah Wood & Collin Dean) set off to recover The Tome that contains all these long-lost tales, but they get sidetracked when a vegetable man named John Crops (C.W. Stoneking) has them drive him to The City in his his watermelon car. He's seeking a more exciting and less lonely life.

    Although John meets…

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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…