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  • The American Friend

    ★★★★

  • Casablanca

    ★★★★

  • The Very Late Afternoon of a Faun

    ★★★½

  • My Happy Family

    ★★★★

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  • Bye Bye Blue Bird

    Bye Bye Blue Bird

    ★★★½

    An imperfect movie only available in shitty quality, but it charmed the hell out of me. Amazing job by the costume and makeup folks let the two main characters stand out against the quaint Nordic island backdrop. Their bond is touching and complex. Everything around them, including the narrative as a whole, is a little repetitive and sloppy. There are some weird edits and acting moments. There is a wildly out of place and jarring attempted rape scene that doesn't…

  • The Return

    The Return

    ★★★★½

    Your father is just a single image- not a person, certainly not a father, and barely even a memory; there's an aching loneliness and insecurity, but you adapt. Suddenly your father shows up and forces himself into your lives, but he doesn't let you in. He doesn't even acknowledge the elephant-sized trauma in the room, probably even resents you for feeling it. Were you better off when your father existed as something you had some control over? Would you have…

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  • The American Friend

    The American Friend

    ★★★★

    You can really feel Wim Wenders' love for making movies while watching The American Friend. The odes to American noir, the casting of Hopper as Tom Ripley, the whole plot of murder and tragedy and friendship being based on a petty first impression- it all has this magical quality that makes me feel like "Damn this guy likes movies. I like movies," as another gorgeous shot or tense sequence or whatever goes by. The story truly makes little sense, seemingly…

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★

    Now that I've seen the big three...

    It's a Wonderful Life > Casablanca > Citizen Kane

    ×Top 250 Directors Challenge - 95/250 (#61 - Michael Curtis)
    ×Anti-Criterion Challenge #5 - 1940's

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