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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

“We’re all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws. A town of people living in the sweet hereafter.” The Sweet Hereafter is a somber, reflective film. There are powerful moments, … Continue reading

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Batman (1989)

“Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a *bat* gets all of my press? This town needs an enema!” Maybe I decided to write about Batman so I could soapbox about … Continue reading

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F For Fake (1973)

“What we professional liars hope to serve is truth. I’m afraid the pompous word for that is ‘art.’” I first learned about F For Fake in a short video essay by Every Frame a Painting. Video essays are a film buff’s ticket … Continue reading

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

“Woman… Friend… Wife…” Brevity was the word that kept crossing my mind as I watched Bride of Frankenstein for the first time. As with the original film, and so many other Universal classics, storytelling is stripped to the bare essentials. This strategy … Continue reading

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Suspiria (1977)

“Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds.” I’ve begun a new policy when watching movies: no trailers (to the best of my ability), and no Rotten Tomatoes. So far, it’s been great. I felt something I … Continue reading

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Being There (1979)

“Life is a state of mind.” In today’s political climate, begins so many articles these days. I asked myself while watching Being There, a slow 1979 film with poignant political commentary, is this a movie for today’s political climate? Will I … Continue reading

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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

“Beware the moon, lads.” The werewolf movie dates back to 1935, surprisingly enough with a film called Werewolf of London. This movie would go on to be overshadowed by the 1941 classic The Wolf Man, a film that is not only referenced but … Continue reading

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