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  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude

    Just as good the second time around. Fortunate to get to see it on the big screen at LACMA this time.

    It feels like Harold and Maude takes so many risks while managing to stay super accessible and while keeping the characters authentic. It feels so fearless and unafraid to embrace choices that create the best cinematic punch. A good reminder that an emotionally authentic story can still play with the medium and not lose impact.

    Also (without spoiling) the visual character development they do with Maude in one scene that goes unaddressed is one of my favorite choices in any movie.

  • Kes

    Kes

    Kes is a movie that wisely uses environment to setup subtle but very present themes while telling a characters very simple story. So much of it is about feeling the character and their world. It almost feels like a journal which feels more rare for a movie made in the late 60's. Really interesting watch.

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  • Pandora's Box

    Pandora's Box

    Film School Drop Out 2019 | Week 1

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    I never really thought about why most movies before 1940 (excluding a few comedies) aren’t very entertaining to me. The lack of dialogue or sound design doesn’t bother me, the stories on paper are often exciting enough but I rarely find myself wanting to finish a movie like this. It’s confusing because I consider myself patient and appreciate art in many mediums and time periods. So why don’t films like…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    Hooptober 5.0 Film #9
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    Here are a few of many incredible shots in this movie.

    A lean story with beautifully crafted sugary eye candy carrying moments of unrelenting tension. Suspiria is a movie of extremes. It stays mysterious and doesn't give much in the way of story or explanation but with cinematography and music it blasts the viewer in the face with aesthetic perfection.

    Honestly I'm not sure if Suspiria nails everything story-wise, however, for…