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  • 1900
  • Babylon
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Film Socialisme

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  • Disputed Passage

    ★★★★

  • The Story of Temple Drake

    ★★★★½

  • Rain

    ★★★★★

  • La Bête Humaine

    ★★★★★

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  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★★

    “Do you miss the silence?”

    “Your time today is through, but you’ll spend eternity with angels and ghosts.”

    There is a frantic energy to Babylon, one that initially feels as though Damien Chazelle, a purveyor of the haywire and disorderly, is dipping his toes into an indulgence that cannot be matched by even the most absorbed filmmaker making a vanity project about “the importance of movies,” a topic that seems to be on constant rotation over the last couple…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★★★

    “You do whatever your heart says you have to. Because you don’t owe anyone your life. Not even me.”

    “I made you look like you could fly.”

    You can look at Spielberg’s filmography and clearly make the parallels between this and most of his films. In some way, Spielberg has been building up towards The Fabelmans, a film where he directly confronts the traumatic experiences involving his parents’ divorce while his passion for the cinema and storytelling grows higher…

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  • The Story of Temple Drake

    The Story of Temple Drake

    ★★★★½

    The rippling effect of the Hays Code allegedly begins with this cause. The Story of Temple Drake is one of the era’s most infamous works; it is a scandalous and risky film that oozes with a daring desire to push boundaries and explore the deepest parts of the America that so many people would neglect in the cinema later on. A film so risky that even its rushes, containing footage that only existed for that, caused several of the film’s…

  • Rain

    Rain

    ★★★★★

    Rain is hardly the first (or second or third...) film one would think of as being one of the defining Pre-Code films. The problem with Rain is that it failed significantly when it came out, so why would we even bother discussing it in the 21st Century? But Rain is operating on a level of film grammar that, to me, feels so monumental in every way. It is a wonderful textbook example of what a risky Pre-Code work can be…

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  • Promises Written in Water

    Promises Written in Water

    Story time: 

    Vincent Gallo has a website where you can buy his sperm. If you’re not aware of this, I plead for you to journey out and give his site a glimpse. But beyond Vincent’s sperm, lies an email. 

    My ex-girlfriend and I had recently watched Buffalo ‘66 and loved it around this time last year. I would talk to my good friend, Che, about how much Gallo was a problematic artist whom I admired artistically. He asked me if…

  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    ★★★

    Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress and director.

    uhh lemme add comedian, queen, badass, icon, wig wearer, and ANGEL TO THAT LIST