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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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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

“It’s a hard world for little things.” Oh how foolish I must seem. I gave Spike Lee all kinds of credit for the right hand/left hand speech in Do the Right Thing, a monologue which I thought was one of the strongest … 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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Laura (1944)

“Love is eternal. It has been the strongest motivation for human actions throughout history. Love is stronger than life. It reaches beyond the dark shadow of death.” A subject I’ve been meaning to touch on for quite some time is … Continue reading

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