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  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude

    ★★★★★

    The Criterion Challenge 2021
    Progress 7/52
    15. 1970s

    A somewhat short film with a simple premise that still managed to strike a new emotional chord within me. This “living life to the fullest” storyline isn’t exactly a unique idea, but the film frames it in such an original way that it sets itself apart. I was a little worried about not liking the character of Harold toward the beginning because he was so quiet and stiff, but his demeanor morphs…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★½

    A man so entirely bored with his job proceeds to bite off more than he can chew trying to find something more exciting. Every choice or action Paul takes is emphasized by Scorsese’s masterful camerawork to suggest that these moments are crucial in determining his immediate future. There is a surreal vibe that lingers around the film that makes you question Paul’s state of mind. Weird things he notices, the bizarre behavior of some characters, the statue that’s always screaming at…

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★½

    Pretty fun flick but didn’t feel like it was handled with the same level of care that Spiderverse had. The story structure is weird at times, especially that middle of the story, "freeze frame" style opening which I didn't really care for or understand the purpose it served. They try to set up the characters as quirky and "out there" but they really didn't seem all that abnormal to me. The dog character could have just been a useless dumb…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    The more I think about it, the more I believe that whoever designed and operated the shark is the true MVP of this movie. It’s very noticeable when a horror film is not confident in the design of its monster. Showing only glimpses, extremities, and shadows up until the very end, if at all. The fact that the shark looked so real and moved the way it did, allowed them to show it with full confidence and in complete daylight…

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  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★

    I’ve never seen a possession film as scientific as The Exorcist. We’re shown doctors and specialists, extremely realistic tests and medical procedures; and these were some of the most unnerving scenes in the film. I’m reading that certain scenes were used to teach actual doctors because they were so accurate. Even the priest went about his job scientifically. Conducting experiments and looking for evidence before alerting someone. This isn’t something I had seen before and I think it stems from the…