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  • Fort Apache

    Fort Apache

    ★★★★½

    The first of John Ford’s unofficial cavalry trilogy

    Finally watched this film and really enjoyed it. Henry Fonda gives a great performance as Owen Thursday as a lieutenant who cares for nothing except “glory” and was by far the best character. Also the stunts in this film are very impressive and just like Stagecoach, they looked really painful to watch as some extras literally get crushed by horses. Ford really knew how to put together a western that commentates about American “Heroes” and the mythology of the west. So yeah Fort Apache is a great western by John Ford with one of his most investing narratives.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    My Second Viewing

    This was my first Wes Anderson film and it’s way better upon rewatch since I blindingly watched this film years ago on Netflix.

    Now that I’m slightly older I’ve come to really understanding the story better years later. Moonrise Kingdom is not just one of Wes Anderson’s most clever and beautiful shot films but a pretty melancholic experience of the innocence of childhood and young love. The film creates a fantasy world where the protagonists escape to…

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  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    ★★★★★

    Wow that was tons of fun. My first film with Marilyn Monroe and my favorite Billy Wilder film so far. I loved Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as the two leads and they work marvelously together. This is also my favorite screenplay for a Billy Wilder film and is both clever and funny. Also Marilyn Monroe was so good in this movie and gave an amazing performance. But all in all Some Like it Hot is a cleverly written and enjoyable Billy Wilder comedy with great performances.

  • V/H/S

    V/H/S

    ★★★

    A bit of a mixed bag for honestly it’s extremely chaotic yet entertaining throughout. Some of the scares were pretty hit or miss for me but there are lots of creativity to the various tapes. So yeah I think my expectations kinda lessens my viewing but overall I was entertained.

    Tape ranking:

    #1 10/31/98
    #2 Amateur Night
    #3 The Sick Thing That Happened To Emily When She Was Younger
    #4 Tuesday the 13th
    #5 Second Honeymoon