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  • Cat People

    Cat People

    "Let no one say, and say it to your shame. That all was beauty here, until you came."

    That opener, along with the diner scene ("Stormy Weather" ), spell the film out well enough, cleanly linking Cat People to the other Lewton-Tourneur collaborations's murals of community conflict and cultural identity (with Zombie, and especially Leopard, taking the more radical formal/structural/symbolical approaches); and if some of the back half seems rather obvious in comparison to other, later works of both VL…

  • Mental Poise

    Mental Poise

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    "He told me I was precious cargo that couldn't be insured because of Inherent Vice.”
    "What's that?'
    "I don't know."

  • And Everything Is Going Fine

    And Everything Is Going Fine

    I went into this totally unfamiliar with Spalding Gray. By the end of it, I felt like I had known him for years. Definitely worth my time, and everyone else's.