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  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★★

    I'm ashamed to admit, but I watched this for the first time two nights ago.
    It is unbelievable.
    I added it to my queue when Letterboxd shared their list of movies for Pride month because it piqued my interest, I thought, "but really, a big studio movie in 1948, how gay can it be?" And I was pleasantly surprised!
    The long takes, the set, the matte painting trade-outs, the performances, the controlled moves of the camera, the reveals, the ending,…

  • Underwater

    Underwater

    Beautifully shot. The lighting is so so so good in the interiors. Wide-angle close ups, love. The peaking in the sound design of the creature was also cool, I support Kristen, love Vincent (always), I think that may have been it.

  • Uproot

    Uproot

    ★★★★★

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★★

    "Your name's Arthur, right?"
    I spent so much of this film on the edge of my seat, laughing, cheering, in awe.
    It is unsanitized, it is beautiful.
    If you're going to make a film about a psychopath, make a film about a psychopath.
    What a wonderful, incredible portrait of this guy. He is in every scene.
    I love everybody who worked to make this film possible.

  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns

    ★★★★★

    I really love this movie.
    The animation is so rich, the action is so fun, and Tim Curry is always great.
    Ghibli does such a good job with their use of Villains in film, by the completion of the story, the villains aren't bad guys anymore, they admit to having been confused and are happy to see the good guys off.
    It makes for such joyous endings.

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    I really liked what they did with framing shots in the middle of a take to accommodate for empty spaces, that was creepy.
    I wanted more of that.
    Lizzy is always great, camera team was on point.
    If the set up is good enough, you don't need dialogue.

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    Undeniable.
    Hypnotizing.
    If you rate this movie lower than a 4.5, you wouldn't know a good movie if it hit you in the ear.

  • Iron Hands

    Iron Hands

    ★★★★★

    Johnson is so good.
    I'm so jealous of his skill.

  • The Beach

    The Beach

    ★★★★★

    I think we all have something to learn from the Swedes being attacked by sharks, the public wanting to help them at first, but then very quickly dragging them out of sight to die so we can play volleyball...

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★★

    Outside of the incredible craftsmanship displayed in its filmmaking, it's an incredible character study with perfect fusion of character-comedy and detective-pornography.
    "But if you do, you spoil that kid every chance you get."

  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★★★

    There's nothing useless in this film, each thing in its place is best, and what seems but idle show, strengthens and supports the rest.
    I love love loved this movie.

  • Golf!

    Golf!

    ★★★★★

    I like her sneaking "we all..." into the scene before cutting herself off.