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  • La Dolce Vita
  • Casablanca
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • The Last Waltz

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  • Footlight Parade

    ★★★★

  • The Lady Refuses

    ★★

  • Pierrot le Fou

  • Lady Windermere's Fan

    ★★★★

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    Head

    ★★★★★

    I am an incredibly devoted, passionate Monkees fan and even that is a massive understatement. However, what made me a fan of The Monkees in the beginning was not the show or even really the music. Instead, I was captured by the history of this group of guys who had to fight accusations of not being real musicians and try to assert their identity in everything they did. I was fascinated by this television band that went on to create…

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    This is my first Coen Brothers film (I know, I know!) and I am sold. I have so much I want to say about this, I had to sleep on it before I even attempted it, and I still don’t trust I’m going to hit it all, but we’re giving it a shot. 

    I watched this anticipating it would complement a very specific mood I was in, and I was absolutely correct. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t always…

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  • Footlight Parade

    Footlight Parade

    ★★★★

    “As long as they have sidewalks, you’ll have a job.”

    Revisiting this as I get older and more tired, I realize just how relatable Frank McHugh is in this.

    This was the first classic film I really loved, long before I actually got into it. It still holds so much magic for me. It’s insanely sharp, relentlessly funny, and consistently magical.

    James Cagney is still top of the line for me. I thought he was just the most wonderful thing…

  • The Lady Refuses

    The Lady Refuses

    ★★

    Sure, it’s not particularly good, but I would be lying if I said that I didn’t derive a lot of weird comfort out of a good scratchy, over-dramatic pre-code. I don’t know what it is, but this was kind of the epitome of it.

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  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★★

    One of the greatest moments in all of cinema is when Marius Goring looks at the camera and says “one is starved for technicolor up there.”

  • Pierrot le Fou

    Pierrot le Fou

    Remembering the great Jean-Paul Belmondo. Effortlessly cool, relentlessly surprising, all around a true legend. It is near impossible to think of another actor with the sheer electricity and magnetism of Belmondo. One of the all time greats. Rest easy.