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  • The Wild Bunch

    The Wild Bunch

    ★★

    William Holden good, but I did not like this. 

    Too chaotic to homoerotic, to many closeups into the eyes as a gimmick to elicit emotion or tension. Just didn’t work at all.

    I don’t know anything about the history of westerns but I could tell the filmmaker was attempting some form of interiority with the Holden character but it didn’t work, especially the scene  at the end of the second act at the sex workers houses and his kid of…

  • The Palm Beach Story

    The Palm Beach Story

    ★★★★

    This was very entertaining and energetic. Find story with funny twists

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  • Come Back, Little Sheba

    Come Back, Little Sheba

    ★★★★

    This film was so good, how did it not cross my path earlier.

    Lancaster who usually outshines everyone couldn’t keep up with Shirley Booth.

    Excellent melodrama character study of a relationship we rarely get an insight like this into.

    So good

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★½

    This feels like a violent fantasy from someone who fetishizes Rural American religious people from the 1960s

    Creepy and violent.

    Pattinson is good.

    Riley Keough always excellent and each time she’s onscreen the film becomes watchable.

    Don’t know why these are getting green lit but I’m not in charge