Stephen Furda

Stephen Furda

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Favorite films

  • The Red Shoes
  • Bells Are Ringing
  • Easy Living
  • The Ladies Man

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  • So This Is Paris

    ★★★★

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

  • Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary

    ★★★★

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  • So This Is Paris

    So This Is Paris

    ★★★★

    A very funny farce about a couple who find their relationship turned upside down after getting to know their exhibitionist neighbors across the street. The imaginative visual gags here remind me of Lubitsch’s more surreal German comedies like The Doll or The Wildcat, but the feeling is closer to the sophisiticated style Lubitsch honed throughout his time in Hollywood.

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★

    Not quite trash, not quite art. House of Gucci is too grey and leaden with self-seriousness to function purely as a comedy about the petty battles within a rich and powerful family. But all indications — the goofy dialogue, the shapeless gag-heavy structure, and the performances, which among the strangest I’ve seen in a big Hollywood movie — suggest that this is the movie’s primary purpose. Jared Leto goes full Super Mario World, and every line he says made my…

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  • Fahrenhype 9/11

    Fahrenhype 9/11

    This semester, I took a class on post-9/11 media. Collectively, we felt that it would be interesting to watch a conservative documentary to see what kind of tactics were used in comparison to the liberal documentaries we had already watched over the semester. I guess this was the only one available in the library, so there you go. Conveniently, it positions itself as a response to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, one of the first films we watched this semester. I…

  • Irma Vep

    Irma Vep

    ★★★★½

    Pretty much the coolest movie ever made. A propulsive punk rock/arthouse hybrid that manages to be intelligent and critical of its own stylishness yet never comes across as stuffy, pretentious, or too clever for its own good. Olivier Assayas accomplishes so much with just a few guitar notes from Sonic Youth and a repurposed image from Feuillade; the fact that the rest of the movie exists is just icing on the cake. There's a dizzying quality to the way Assayas…