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Blue Velvet (1986)

“It’s a strange world.” It’s a special time when I can crawl away from my responsibilities to enjoy a strange, entrancing work of cinema. Blue Velvet is one of David Lynch’s most beloved films, though often discounted as a precursor to Mulholland … 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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Fargo (1996)

“There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’tcha know that?” When you watch a lot of Coen brothers movies, it’s easy to spot the patterns. “A regular person gets wrapped up in the world of crime” seems … Continue reading

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Seconds (1966)

“The years I’ve spent trying to get all the things I was told were important – that I was supposed to want. Things! Not people, or meaning, just things.” I’m a big fan of The Twilight Zone, and I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Oldboy (2003)

“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.” It’s no surprise that Oldboy was the Grand Prix winner at Cannes in 2004, given the highest praise by the President of the Jury, none other than Quentin Tarantino. Here we … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

“Can you believe it? We’re in the middle of a drought, and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.” I’ve put off writing about Chinatown for a couple of days now. Roman Polanski’s neo-noir mystery, often hailed as a masterpiece, was a … Continue reading

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All the President’s Men (1976)

“If you’re gonna do it, do it right. If you’re gonna hype it, hype it with the facts.” I first saw All the President’s Men back in high school in an American History course. I always found the Watergate investigation fascinating, primarily … Continue reading

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