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  • The Spiral Staircase
  • Bachelorette
  • The 9th Guest
  • Crime and Punishment

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  • A Night to Remember

  • Mad Love

  • Autumn Leaves

  • Gosford Park

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  • A Night to Remember

    A Night to Remember

    I can’t count how many times I paused this but I don’t know if that’s because it’s genuinely a slog or because it was the last movie I watched (or started to watch) in my apartment of three years and I kept remembering more things I had to do before I could move out the coming Saturday/yesterday.

    At one point, I paused to paint my windowsill where a bunch of paint had flaked off, then went into the kitchen to…

  • Mad Love

    Mad Love

    Clever and elegant and gleefully demented and I loved every minute of it. Something about Peter Lorre always makes me feel like everyone in the movie is being too hard on him.

    “You know I used to go with a girl like you? Only she drank”

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  • Gosford Park

    Gosford Park

    There are so many eloquent silences in this movie, often right after someone has said something so tone-deaf or misguided or accidentally profound that there's either no possible answer or too many, so no one says anything and the silence lands in a way that the characters themselves probably don't have the time or detachment to appreciate.

    Everything else about Gosford Park is also very great and I never don't want to watch it.

  • Murder Most Foul

    Murder Most Foul

    UM I’d grown accustomed to Miss Marple getting a different marriage proposal every movie I’d like to speak to a manager