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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Jaws
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Shining

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  • The Blood on Satan's Claw

  • The Bones

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    German Expressionism and Shakespeare... I think this film was made specifically for me.
    It's shot on a soundstage so it feels like a play, the staging gets more surreal and contrasty as the story progresses.
    I'm not sure I agree textually with the Ross character's story arc (might need a reread), but I like it for the film, and Alex Hassell is perfect. Frances McDormand is such a powerful Lady Macbeth, it's almost surprising to see her go crazy.
    Almost…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    I think a big part of what I love about Wes Anderson, is his appreciation for all the crafts of film; the miniatures, costumes, sets, props, and lighting all get as much focus as the acting and cinematography. Unfortunatley, here, that focus actually got in the way of the film as a whole. I remember at one point, really just wanting to watch Mathieu Amalric's face, but the camera was sliding around like it was on ice. The anthology style…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Me: I'll just put on something I've seen a million times while I work.

    Me, 45 min later: OMG I never noticed that seam in the carpet before!

  • End of Days

    End of Days

    ★★★★½

    I get that I'm in the minority here, but I love this movie. Gabriel Byrne has to be in my top 5 cinematic Devil depictions. He's the perfect blend of campy sexy chaos (although I could do with more of the creepy intensity, but, this movie is more horror-light). And, I mean, the Governator is the Governator. Of course, Robin Tunney is almost too genuine as the not entirely helpless damsel in distress.
    I don't know, it's just the perfect…