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Cactus Warmuth on Spotify/Apple Music/Bandcamp
Thrilled the criterion channel added this, it’s been on my list forever but I couldn’t find a half-decent version.
Van Cleef phoning it in, not that it matters though seeing how he was such a natural that if you zoom in on him real close and let him strut around you already have the foundation for a serviceable Spaghetti Western. A couple really fun moments in this, my favorites being the “piano player, play three notes” duel tension within a…
I’d hesitated to watch this for awhile because I saw the word “dance” in the synopsis but shame on me, because I dug it. There’s enough coming-of-age stories and too few I’m-27-what-the-fuck-am-I-doing-with-my-life stories, and with the utmost sincerity, I hope it becomes a bonafide genre.
Greta Gerwig is so fucking charming in this!!! I was smitten with her character from the second I met her, watching her navigate that (more unappealing than romantic) New York City life was nothing but a joy.