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  • The Passionate Friends

    ★★★★

  • The Seventh Veil

    ★★

  • Macario

    ★★★½

  • Home for the Holidays

    ★★★½

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  • The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

    ★★★★★

    as with literally every time i consume anything truffautian, watching this with robert lachenay's commentary was absurdly inspiring in a really specifically useful way to a script i'm writing??

    anyway, some things i learned/want to remember:

    - truffaut:balzac is me:truffaut aka lachenay started reading balzac just so he'd have something to talk to truffaut about because as a 13 year old he read THE LILY OF THE VALLEY and would not shut up about how a guy kisses a woman's…

  • The Straight Story

    The Straight Story

    ★★★★★

    i never knew either of my grandfathers (my paternal one died when my father was four years old, my maternal one died when i was a baby) but whenever i think of my maternal grandfather, the image in my mind is of him sitting on a riding lawnmower wearing a big white hat, mowing his tiny front yard in central new york. all i know about him are stories, and even when my mom tells stories about him from her…

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  • The Passionate Friends

    The Passionate Friends

    ★★★★

    there are 3 things david lean does better than anyone:
    1. pummeling marriage as an institution into the GROUND
    2. conveying the feeling of a million oblivious outsiders intruding on the most intimate, tenuous moments in a person's life
    3. that thing of wanting to risk it all for trevor howard

    he's just a full genius

  • The Seventh Veil

    The Seventh Veil

    ★★

    why is james mason always wasted playing, like, someone’s creepy uncle??? this could have been interesting if it weren’t treating this gr**ming scenario like a beautiful romance 🤮

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    i am simply thinking about:
    1) al pacino’s entrance in the film is that he is looking at a tabloid photo of adam driver and lady gaga and he says, “whaaaat is thiiIIiissss”
    2) a character alive, saying a thing, cut to IMMEDIATELY, that character dead in casket alskdks it made me laugh
    3) lady gaga really hamming it up sucking on a spoon she used to stir her coffee

    so silly, somehow adam driver is the least unhinged person…

  • Maurice

    Maurice

    ★★★★★

    maurice is one of my favorite films because it isn't afraid to exist within duplicities. it is delicate and messy, heartbreaking and joyous, precise and passionate. i love every second.

    something i noticed on this viewing is the film's theme of what is natural vs. what is unnatural. maurice is constantly surrounded by plants, greenery, and other parts of nature; for example when he and clive lie in the field together, it is a moment when both characters are doing…