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  • Twelve Hours to Kill

    Twelve Hours to Kill

    ★★★

    Watched as part of my December 2022 Challenge.



    A film with the number 12 (Twelve, Twelfth, etc.) in its title


    "This time we'll make sure there isn't any leak, or any chance of anybody stumbling over. He'll just disappear."




    The above statement has to do with Martin Filones (Nico Minardos), a Greek man in New York City that ends up witnessing the murder of a gangster. But reading the statement without context, you probably couldn't tell if whoever said it…

  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★★

    Watched as part of my December 2022 Challenge.



    A western


    "Some day this country's gonna be a fine, good place to be. Maybe it needs our bones in the ground before that time can come."




    The term "Wild West" was a term coined to highlight the incontrollable and chaotic nature of the American frontier. Maybe because of the lawlessness of this newly "discovered" lands, or the aftermath of the genocidal violence against Native Americans. This setting became fertile ground for…

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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★

    Rarely do I feel the need, or urge, to rewatch a film so quickly. Ironically, one of the 2 times I remember doing it was with Lynch's Mulholland Drive (the other one was with Memento). I had to see this again and it's amazing how much a rewatch helps with trying to understand things (emphasis on "Trying"!). Such a mesmerizing film.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

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

    Watched as part of my February 2018 Challenge.

    A film with a face on the poster
    A Best Picture nominee



    "The mistakes I've made, I've made again. They can no longer be ignored. There are things nagging at me. Things that now must be done. Things I simply cannot do without you. To keep my sour heart from choking. To break a curse. A house that doesn't change is a dead house."



    A lot of what happens in Phantom Thread