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  • And They Smelled the Strange, Exciting, Dangerous Scent of Dollars

    And They Smelled the Strange, Exciting, Dangerous Scent of Dollars

    US title is Charity and the Strange Smell of Money.

    The only reason I checked this out is because I'm a Rosalba Neri completist. She makes her appearance at 30 minutes in and she's barely in it however there’s an obnoxious parrot that will keep you entertained. The parrot is actually the best part about this film.

    Watched on Amazon. Quality is very poor and is cropped to 1:85. (Film was shot in Techniscope by the talented Sandro Mancori) This title most definitely needs a restoration.

  • Ash Is Purest White

    Ash Is Purest White

    Great film. Great performances. Very engaging. I understand that the film had to span the 17 years in order to show the great change that has occurred in China however the emotional whallop came for me in the 2nd section... not sure I needed the third.

    But this is one of my fave Jia Zhangke films. Eric Gautier's cinematography is gorgeous. Glad I waited to see on the big screen at the Vancouver Intl. Film Centre.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    What an accomplishment. One of my faves of the year.

    Please see this projected on film. It's worth it.

    PTA's cinematography should have received way more recognition this award's season.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    I really like this film. It's bold and beautiful. Color scheme and production design are top notch. Doesn't feel the need to answer every question.
    I hope this does well at the box office because Garland is trying something different here.

    Saw it on the big screen at the DGA in LA.