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  • The Beginning and the End
  • The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
  • Two Acres of Land
  • Autumn Days

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  • The Man Who Cheated Himself

    ★★★½

  • Twentieth Century

    ★★★★

  • The Girl with the Hat Box

    ★★★★

  • Two

    ★★★★

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  • Day of Wrath

    Day of Wrath

    ★★★★★

    Typically, Dreyer’s work is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit. To our ability to overcome any obstacle life may throw at us, to persevere and come out not only stronger but more complete. But like anything human, so too is the soul vulnerable, and oh how easily can it shatter. In the end, it is not the divine nor the forces of nature on judgment day we must fear, but one another.

    For Dreyer, to live was…

  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★★

    The films of Carl Theodor Dreyer belong neither to this world nor the one that follows, but to the spiritual plane which lies somewhere in between. His concerns were those of the destination of the soul; how our actions in life impact the person we become and how we choose and sometimes are unfortunately forced along a path to follow. The question he worries over is how our lives will be judged at the moment of reckoning – maybe before…

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  • Macao

    Macao

    ★★★½

    The Gloria Grahame Dilemma:

    - Being strong-armed into a film that will single-handedly derail your entire career
    - Being directed by your ex-husband who hates your guts
    - Being given a character with no consistent motivation, characterization, or development
    - Being given a role that is intentionally trying to make you look unattractive by comparing you to the 'prettier' Jane Russell (spoilers, it backfires)
    - Having to deal with Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell making up their own lines because…

  • The Docks of New York

    The Docks of New York

    ★★★★½

    It’s funny how the places that receive the most transit end up being the loneliest locations in the world; how we often feel more isolated when surrounded by others. The plot of this film takes place in the titular city’s port, a place where people are constantly coming and going almost at a faster rate than the tide itself. No one has any ties or any care. This is a place where marriage is a joke, where love can be…