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  • I Walked with a Zombie

    I Walked with a Zombie



    I saw I Walked With a Zombie a few years ago when I was powering through the Val Lewton catalogue, and I don't remember being especially taken with it. On this viewing, I began extremely captivated by the eerie vibe, but sadly ended up in much the same place as last time. Maybe it felt pointless to push any love story (or any story at all) into such a short run time, or maybe it was how the early…

  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?



    The story of Where is My Friend's House? is so lovely and simple, but it becomes the canvas for a wonderful slice of cinema that completely captured my heart. Ahmed's single-minded quest to find his friend has that quality of a fable or parable that I love so much in movies, where each step of the journey feels pregnant with symbolism and meaning. Kiarostami does so much with the premise, creating a work with elements of a detective story,…

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  • The Warriors

    The Warriors


    This was a true B-movie in the best way possible. The whole thing was like a cartoon world come to life - goofy gangs in their hilarious costumes trying to prevent the cowboy-vested Warriors from making their way back home to Coney Island. What I really loved was the use of space. It was extremely atmospheric, and the settings were wonderfully fleshed out, like the levels of a video game. Each scene, the Warriors encounter a new location, like a…

  • Broadcast News

    Broadcast News


    I love how this is so carefully constructed, projecting an instantly classic feeling despite its sprawl. The three primary characters are a great foundation for the story, each with a distinctive personality possessing something that the others lack. Meanwhile, it's a joy to watch them interact, filmed with a perspective that often shifts dynamically from person to person. This is epitomized in the work party scene, with cameras that track in circles as the members of the news crew move…