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  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Gattaca

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  • Black Widow

    ★★★½

  • Niagara

    ★★★

  • Blow the Man Down

    ★★★

  • On the Rocks

    ★★★

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

    Decent noir/procedural. I guessed the wrong killer. Was sure it was going to be the spurned 21 y/o boyfriend. Watched as part of Criterion Fox Noir collection.

  • Niagara

    Niagara

    ★★★

    Watched as part of Criterion Fox Noir collection. Eh, just okay. The end is a bit too telegraphed and the characters too one dimensional. The story is full of plot holes.


    This review is about right:


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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Hated it. Okay acting by Toni Collette, but not much else. It was boring. It was dreary.

    It introduces plot elements for no particular reason. What's with the clucking? Why does the opening tease us with the camera going into the model house, when the model homes have nothing really to do with the plot? That's never tied back into the film.

    Why do we twice see a close up of someone chopping with a knife, but no fingers are…

  • Belle de Jour

    Belle de Jour

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is a bad movie and gets my full scorn.

    Awful story, mediocre editing, mediocre acting, mediocre cinematography.

    About a woman who was sexually assaulted as a child and is unable to have an intimate relationship with her husband. She has fantasies where she is raped and violently assaulted at her husband's direction. This causes her to begin working as a prostitute, a decision in which she seems to have little agency, and then she has no agency in choosing…