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Sam Meltzer🏳️‍🌈

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Bette Davis: “I was robbed in 1950!”
Joan Crawford: “It was Gloria Swanson who was robbed in 1950 NOT yOOooOoOuUuUuUu BITCH!” 

Favorite films

  • The Graduate
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Nashville
  • Marty

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  • Imitation of Life

    ★★★★

  • Anthony Adverse

  • The Diary of Anne Frank

    ★★

  • A Patch of Blue

    ★★★½

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  • Nashville

    Nashville

    ★★★★★

    On the surface, Nashville is an exploration of the country music culture within the 1970s. It isn’t attempting to critique or even study the effects of society at the time but rather embrace them by simply showcasing how a city functions over the course of a few days. Constantly switching between those whose lives beautifully intertwine, it’s easy to find the film excessive or overcrowded, however, that’s the reality of how human beings live. A constant cycle in which everyone…

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★★★½

    The title “Wildlife” is a reference and is utilized as poetic symbolism for nature and the constant cycles surrounding the organisms within it; the most obvious comparison I can make is taking the Brinson family and using it as a metaphor for an ecosystem. The father Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal), the mother Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and the son Joe (Ed Oxenbould) are the three essential components that form it. A significant conception revolving ecosystems is that each part has astronomical importance,…

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  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    ★★★★

    Imitation of Life is both a tragedy and a celebration of our differences as human beings and the challenges that come with age and maturity. Sirk understands how to combine the chic, bubblegum, eye-popping style with citations of suburbia and racism, ensuring that the moments of disparity and nuisance are brought together with hope and relatability. With every misfortune there’s also a moment of relief, these people are living in a world with non-stop gratification and endless emotions.

  • A Patch of Blue

    A Patch of Blue

    It’s surprising to me that stories with such sentimentality surrounding physical or mental disabilities were box office hits in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Nowadays they are almost entirely read off as complete award bait and rarely hold the charm and emotion that is required for a heartfelt viewing. This is why watching A Patch of Blue felt fresh and compelling. It isn’t necessarily because it was innovative or daring but because it’s so genuine with its storytelling and excels in its…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    teacher: the test isn’t that confusing 

    the test:

  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    I like to ask myself after watching a movie “Would this movie exist if it wasn’t trying to win any awards?” The simple answer with Pieces of a Woman is no. Despite its heartbreaking themes and amazingly difficult dramatic performances, something about it feels empty. It’s as if you watched these characters go through pain without reason. I get that this movie is a vehicle for the actors to really do their thing but if you wanna make a truly…