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  • The Devil, Probably

    ★★½

  • Tea and Sympathy

    ★★★½

  • Mouchette

    ★★★★★

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    ★★★★

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  • The Deep Blue Sea

    The Deep Blue Sea

    ★★★★★

    I've had a difficult time pinpointing a good word to describe the way Terence Davies films look. I've described the look as if looking at a moving photograph from a century ago or looking at the world through a freshly poured beer, but I want to narrow that description down, and I think I finally have. The cinema of Terence Davies is "dusty." May sound a bit vulgar, as we commonly hold a negative connotation to dust, but I think…

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    I feel as though, for readers not too familiar with this film nor Welles post-Citizen Kane, when writing a review for The Magnificent Ambersons one must address the history behind this film. Coming off the ambitious project of Welles', Citizen Kane, known today as a film masterpiece but back then as great but controversial for its—obvious then—attacks on William Randolph Hearst, RKO, the studio that produced Kane, let Welles make another film, again giving him full control over the project.…

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  • Tea and Sympathy

    Tea and Sympathy

    ★★★½

    College Bros: “LMFAOO you know how to sew that’s not manly you’re a SISTER BOYYYY!!”

    Also College Bros: plays a game where the older students try and rip off the younger students’ pajamas

  • Mouchette

    Mouchette

    ★★★★★

    I’ve mentioned this before but I really hate the criticism of “this film didn’t give me a reason to care” which I’ve seen pop up a lot recently. Apologies to those who have made it (especially if you are a mutual I still love you) but I find that criticism lazy. To me it shows the difference between an active viewer and a passive viewer. An active viewer seeks meaning where a passive viewer would rather it thrust upon them.…

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  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★★½

    Yeah it’s not perfect but like it’s still a Sam Raimi film, and like all Sam Raimi films I had a blast watching it.

    I think what makes this great is the relationship between Peter and Mary-Jane. The symbiote changes Peter but it’s only an extension of his own hubris. As we see before the symbiote latches onto him, he’s too caught up in himself and his own image to care for Mary-Jane. We as an audience feel bad for…

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    New York strong baby!