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  • It Happened One Night
  • The Decameron
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Jackass Number Two

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  • It Happened One Night

    ★★★★★

  • The Cameraman

    ★★

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★

  • The Decameron

    ★★★★

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  • It Happened One Night

    It Happened One Night

    ★★★★★

    Holy cow. What a script. What performances. What a film!

    I really didn't know what to expect going into It Happened One Night. I have historically enjoyed screwball comedies, but have, at the same time, been left wanting more by some of the work of notoriously populist director Frank Capra. I've only seen one or two of Clark Gable's films, but nonetheless didn't have a strong impression of his acting style either way. I knew that this was the first…

  • The Cameraman

    The Cameraman

    ★★

    I'm finding that I am definitely more of a Chaplin guy than a Keaton guy. I had seen a few of Buster Keaton's most well-regarded films before (namely Sherlock Jr., Steamboat Bill, Jr. and Seven Chances) and moderately enjoyed them, but not nearly as much as I've enjoyed pretty much every one of Charlie Chaplin's features that I've seen. Enduring the frankly exhausting experience of The Cameraman solidifies, in my mind, that of the silent masters, it is definitely Chaplin…

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  • Fire Island

    Fire Island

    ★★

    I am literally shocked by the unanimously positive reception that this film has received. I don't check reviews before I watch a film, so it's absolutely blowing my mind that it currently sits at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and 3.8 here on Letterboxd.

    Do we all collectively have a lower bar for gay content? But then again, so do I, and Fire Island still failed to clear it. Horrible voiceover, a horrible main character, a horrible love interest, a confusing…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    Before I get into my review, I just want to make it clear that above all else, I desperately hope that The Northman succeeds at the box office. This is the type of ambitious, mid-budget passion project that is becoming increasingly rare in the current cinema landscape, so even though, as you’ll find out, I wasn’t crazy about this movie, please, if you have even an inkling of interest, go see the film and decide for yourself. The only way we’re…