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  • Morocco

    Morocco

    On 35mm at the Music Box: The first reel change occurs immediately at Marlene Dietrich's entrance, punctuating her already surprising emergence from offscreen right.

  • Women in Revolt

    Women in Revolt

    Morrissey's amateurish and affectless, dry and clinical style does allow for the satiric elements but it also means that what we see also have an objective reality that undermines any satire. While WOMEN IN REVOLT is primarily about undercutting the women's lib movement it is impossible to ignore that much of the runtime of this film is imagery of men brutalizing women. The knowledge that they are only playing, which often comes through in some of the sloppier moments of…

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  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★★★

    For a very long time, I was very mild on THE SEARCHERS, I liked it pretty much least of all among mature Ford films. The last few months have been a sort of renaissance with me and Ford––I've watched about a dozen, finding them for the most part richer than before, sometimes by complete orders of magnitude. I can just about say that the films John Ford made with Frank Nugent are some of the most complex documents on how…

  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    Billy Wilder accidentally made an authentically trans movie.

    " I can't help it. It's in my nature."