Martha Stephens

Martha Stephens

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Praise to Letterboxd for streamlining my OCD tendencies. Viewings from 2018 and onward.

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  • Hard Times

    Hard Times

    ★★★★★

    There's something kind of zen in both the picture and in Bronson's performance. It's atmospheric, beautifully designed (the primitive religious art in his apartment was out of this world) and more restrained than other 1960s/70s era Great Depression depictions. I don't think it'll be 5 stars for everyone, but it absolutely satisfied my particular tastes. I love you, Walter Hill.

  • She-Devil

    She-Devil

    ★★★★½

    This movie is deliciously directed and designed. Streep is a trip and Roseanne holds her own like a champ. Don't let the negative comments on Letterboxd make you sit this one out. There's a lot of love behind Seidelman's collection of female misfits and disenchanted suburbanites.

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  • Metropolitan

    Metropolitan

    ★★★★½

    Maybe my favorite non-Christmas Christmas movie?

    Metropolitan is a cozy blanket of a film, reflecting a very specific time and place in such a wonderful way.

    Whit Stillman post film q&a at the Olympia Film Festival -- the moderator wore a tux and poured Whit's water into a martini glass. I died a little.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★

    Late to the party but I'll add my two cents.

    The mood and longing that hangs around like a fog was enough for me, regardless of how slight in story.