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  • Django
  • L'Argent
  • A Star Is Born
  • Lawrence of Arabia

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  • The Lost Weekend

    ★★★

  • The Wrong Man

    ★★½

  • Happening

    ★★½

  • Vertigo

    ★★★★

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  • The Lost Weekend

    The Lost Weekend

    An an adaptation, The Lost Weekend performs the funny trick of seeming more faithful in spirit than it actually is. Below is a paragraph from Charles Jackson's novel. If you haven't seen the movie, I think it will give you a sense of whether not it's something you might like. If you have seen the movie, I hope it will give some sense of the intangible elements that Wilder left behind; not just the changes to the ending and the…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★

    A twisted and aching thing, a woman desperate to be liked by the man she loves, and a man desperate to escape the haunted memories of his past failures. Their affair is intoxicating because it's so unreal - a step beyond reality in the best Hollywood way. They are ruined by human weakness in the shadow of impossible beauty.

    Old movies are great because you'll have gorgeous prismatic tragedies like this and there'll still be a scene where Jimmy Stewart says gee whiz or something.

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    I don't think I've seen a Marvel movie since 2019 or so. I have a friend who likes Benedict Cumberbatch, and I like him pretty well too. Let's start with the positives:
    - While this is not a very good-looking movie overall, there are a few genuinely cool visual moments, and some decently fun kills
    - Zombie Strange :)
    - Every time there was an electric guitar in the score it made me briefly very happy
    - Cumberbatch, Wong, and…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    Solid all the way through, and not really in a good way; near impossible to feel disappointed with while you're watching it. It's been a long time since I've read Dune, but not so long that I didn't notice certain omissions of dialogue, e.g. - Villeneuve keeps the exchange where Gurney Halleck reprimands Paul for saying he's not in the mood to fight, but omits the line "Mood's a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It's…