Judeflowerdew

Enjoying exploring the art form of film.
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Favorite films

  • Dressed to Kill
  • The Long Good Friday
  • Body Heat
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys

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  • Cotton Comes to Harlem

    ★★★½

  • James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★

  • Knives Out

    ★★★★

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  • Body Heat

    Body Heat

    ★★★★½

    Kasdan's feature debut is an arresting sultry reworking of golden age film noir iconography, with the integration of intertextuality through Kathleen Turner's character, in her first screen role, as a femme fatale in the vain of Barbara Stanwyck and the late great John Hurt as a small-town lawyer enamoured and seduced by the presence of said fatale. Patently it pays specific homage to Wilder's 40s classic Double Indemnity, with an identical power dynamic between Hurt & Danson mirroring the one between…

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  • Cotton Comes to Harlem

    Cotton Comes to Harlem

    ★★★½

    An interesting film considering it was released a year before the Blaxploitation boom with Sweetback but I'd agree with the critics that it falls under more neo-noir archetypes. So definitely worth checking out for my Noirvember challenge. What a brilliant poster.

    Noirvember 2022 - Film 18

    1. 52 Pick-Up
    2. The Last Seduction
    3. Gilda
    4. The Third Man
    5. Out of the Past
    6. I Walk Alone
    7. Pitfall
    8. Femme Fatale
    9. Kill Me Again
    10. The Long…

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★★

    Thanking the casting lords for bringing Kate Hudson back. Fucking kills it. Surely Janelle Monae becomes a massive acting name now and I hope Craig & Johnson give us three more of these. Exhilarating murder-mystery perfection.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

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

    I've never enjoyed musicals in my life, but I was really intrigued to see this film due to countless amounts of recommendations from people on the internet. I went in with low expectations but all I can say is wow. I didn't expect so much from this film at all, every scene is brilliant and although I wanted them to stay together at the end like all Hollywood romance movies do, it's nice to have a change of ending and…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

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

    One of the most relentlessly stressful films I've seen a long time. The first 20 minutes were tricky for me to get into as the acting of Sandler seemed so weird considering I know him from his comedy films such as Grown Ups which isn't exactly a great film. After the 20 minute mark the constant hectic pressure of the film took control and Sandler immersed superbly into it. The story is nicely built up and I didn't see the…