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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Almost Famous
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  • Orpheus

    ★★★★★

  • Mulholland Drive

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

  • Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★★

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  • Orpheus

    Orpheus

    ★★★★★

    Damnation of the gods.

    In comparison to the sweet and straightforward nature of La Belle et La Bete, Jean Cocteau often complicates the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and in the process, destroys our notions of myths and folklore itself. Orpheus, reinvented as a poet in France, is neither altruistic nor noble; in the face of obsession and the exposure of the other world, he ceases to adhere to any humanistic qualities. He ignores Eurydice in pursuit of his own…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    I don’t know what to make of this on first viewing: there’s so many threads that are unwoven within my brain, and David Lynch’s surrealist dream logic was maddening at points. Yet I left with a sense of profound sorrow. 

    Will be rewatching very soon.

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  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★★

    Nothing quite like it, before, or since! Some of the most beautiful closeups in all of cinema belong to Judy Garland, and no one can top it.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    Not always funny, and not always kinetic, but I will say that I was emotionally overwhelmed by Guardians Vol. 2. It’s a film that so vehemently believes in the remediation of human connection with love and care, that it overflows with the type of empathy that is sincere and always welcome. Bradley Cooper absolutely steals everything here.

    Cat Stevens forever!