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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Seven Samurai
  • Come and See
  • Starship Troopers

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  • Hail Mary

    ★★★★½

  • Made in U.S.A

    ★★★★

  • Le Petit Soldat

    ★★★★

  • La Chinoise

    ★★★★★

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  • Hail Mary

    Hail Mary

    ★★★★½

    Godard-a-thon #8

    This is a really stark contrast to a lot of the other films I watched, and a welcome contrast at that. Hail Mary has the hallmarks of a more conventional film but nonetheless is much more "lyrical" in its filmmaking style than one would expect. There isn't too much of splayed out and spliced editing, making it a very slow and thoughtful affair.
    What's most striking about Hail Mary is its thirty minute opening--if like me you went…

  • Made in U.S.A

    Made in U.S.A

    ★★★★

    Godard-a-thon #7

    Been a bit behind on reviews, my master's program has started and I have to spend a lot of time on that!
    Made in U.S.A. is really invigorating as a film, at least partially as a contrast to Pierrot le fou--similar sort of concept, but it is quite enthralling to see Godard's muse as a real, fleshed out character--usually Karina is being acted upon or is the subject of male desires, but here from the get-go Godard seems…

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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★½

    I am a huge fan of the revisionist western. A western that essentially takes place and tries to turn most of the tropes on its head and bring down the ideas of the romantic west we take for granted. For one, the sex worker economy is placed at the front of this film, which is much more true to life--the vast majority of Western pioneers weren't religious devotees but men looking for work to have money to spend on booze,…

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation

    ★★★★½

    Such a brutal and prescient film, and arguably I would say ahead of its time. The Conversation is such an enigmatic and paranoid thriller that it's so unbelievably hard to put down. It's like a crime novel in the way it plays out. I was originally getting vibes at the beginning that Caul possessed full knowledge of the tape's contents and was a little put off by the movie's tendency to slowly reveal information but since the extent of the…