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  • After Life
  • The Social Network
  • His Girl Friday
  • Inside Llewyn Davis

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★★

  • The Quiet Girl

    ★★★★

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    ★★★★

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  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

    ★★★★½

    Must-watch 2022: Outsourced Edition

    8. A Man Escaped (suggested by Russell)

    My first Bresson! And if the rest of his films are nearly as good as this, then sign me up for Bresson Lessons. I kid, but not really, cause this was really fantastic - a stripped-down, nail-biter of a movie (an adjective I don't often ascribe to French films from the 50s). I have to admit that prison films do, for some reason, intrigue me disproportionately, and so I've…

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★½

    Film #8 in my list of films I MUST watch in 2021 (or else)

    Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense was the first film I added to the above list. I had forced myself to put it on there. For a while, I'd been hearing about it - lauded as one of the - if not the - best concert films of all time - but I refrained from watching it as I'm largely unfamiliar with the Talking Heads; my familiarity…

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★★

    I haven't cried in a while so when it happened during this movie it felt like a release, and when I say cry I'm talking buckets. Destroyed me every little bit as much as I thought it would. The alcohol didn't help.

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    ★★★★

    Letterboxd Season Challenge Week 1: Coming of Age in the 2010s Week

    Really strong start to the challenge. Possibly the most overwhelmingly intimate movie I've ever seen. The movie is mostly shot in close-up. You feel right there with Adèle and Emma.

    I'm still surprised by how deeply and emotionally I can be affected by LGBTQ+ romantic movies, which makes me feel guilty to say here, so maybe next time I won't be surprised (though in general I'm surprised when…