Double_Dubs

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not great with this whole movie thing
using this now as my own journal, so spoilers and stuff

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  • Dishonored

    Dishonored

    ★★★★★

    In the mood to rant and post this random film essay I wrote for fun as an 18-year old freshman for an NYU journal ran by dumbasses. This is for the five people interested in Josef Von Sternberg & Marlene Dietrich's collabs together lmao. Posting this here so I have it saved somewhere. I was lumped into a section called some bullshit like "Obscure, Foreign, Rare cinema" with a girl who had seen two of only literally the most well-known international…

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★★½

    Wow, this is a perfect portrayal of an awkward - warts and all, shy, and adorable childhood romance. As far as coming-of-age goes, I'm not sure how much better it can get than this. Maybe because it's more of a slice-of-life snapshot, like something like Linda, Linda, Linda. It's a quiet and reserved, but so detailed, snapshot of a girl's middle school memories. She discovers her passion to be a writer, she puts her all into it in the middle…

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  • Marty

    Marty

    ★★★★

    The hell is this. Experiencing Marty is to watch overly-talky old-school Hollywood screwball kitsch occasionally hijacked by Ingmar Bergman. It's Saturday Night Fever sans the dancing and music, with the existential torment cranked up to 11. A film portraying old Italian widows yapping about chicken in heavy accents shouldn't also feature a chubby Ernest Borgnine sharing depressing thoughts of suicide. A cast with wise-crackin' New Yorker youths in suits shouldn't also sport a female lead whose performance and demeanor are…

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    Eyes Wide Shut is another severely misunderstood film by Kubrick, whose attention to detail and ability to enrich his film's content should be taken into consideration whenever watching his work. I haven't read the book that this film is based on, but, truth be told, any Kubrick fan would know that his films greatly deviate from their literary source. One of the late director's greatest strengths was taking a simple framework of a story and making it into his own,…