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  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    ★★★★½

  • The Cat o' Nine Tails

    ★★★½

  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    ★★★

  • Moonstruck

    ★★★★

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  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    ★★★★½

    Dario Argento December

    In the midst of my Argento marathon, finishing off his "Animal trilogy," I thought that my unusually high rating of Four Flies would surely change from my first watch. On the surface, nothing seems to stand out from your run-of-the-mill giallo. However, this film yet again managed to break boundaries with me that not many other films could. I found myself equally as fascinated with this story on my rewatch as I did the first one. It's…

  • The Cat o' Nine Tails

    The Cat o' Nine Tails

    ★★★½

    Dario Argento December

    Between Argento's sophomore directorial film, Cat o' Nine Tails, and his debut film, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, we start to see repetitive filmmaking techniques and tropes start to emerge. Watching the two films back to back feels like you're watching an almost formulaic storytelling technique unfold that will soon shape Argento's overall style and the nature of giallo filmmaking.

    Compared to The Bird, I found this film to be more enjoyable in the presentation of…

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  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York

    ★★★½

    I ended up watching this after trading recommendations with another lb user. Figured this was the perfect opportunity to check out more of John Carpenter's work before I go on a Dario Argento binge.

    A really inventive concept that turns out to be totally badass and a lot of fun. Complimented by a sick synthwave soundtrack and that old tech LCD aesthetic that I love so much.

    Living proof that you don't need constant violence and sex to make an…

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★½

    my mother tried speaking to me after i watched this movie and i had to pretend to be okay