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  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★★

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

    Don't adjust your picture.... Compared to most films, this one has unpredictable structure, pacing, and timing. This is a quick first-time viewers guide, to mention that the movie opens with a music overture and completely black screen (intentionally).

    For those watching this 2012 Blu-ray edition wondering when they can take a break, the intermission begins at 2 hours and 19 minutes (music and black screen again).

    Part 2 begins at 2 hours 23 minutes, 39 seconds.

    THE END and credits begins at 3:43:35.

  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★★½

    I've played the soundtrack to this film countless times since it came out, but I had not seen the film until 2018! With the "industrial" music like Bowie, NIN, Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson (including his cameo in the film) creating the atmosphere, it is hard not to enjoy it for that reason alone. But the "what part of this is real" aspect of the movie, typical of Lynch's directing, is also captivating.

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  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    ★★★★★

    There is no other film that embraces the diversity of human experience like Cloud Atlas. It is very rare to see a film that can pass not only The Bechdel Test, but the Russo Test (LGBT) and Johnson Test (people of color), as well. I rarely see films in the theater more than once, but due to the theme, pace, and thrill of the film, I told as many friends as I could to come see it with me a…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    Went to the local theater to see it for the first time during its 40th anniversary, 4K restoration tour. I do not understand the hype at all - the sound overdubbing really took away from the flow of the film, the horror aspect was laughable, and the plot holes made it boring. The set design is amazing, but that doesn't make up for the poor cinematography.