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  • Forbidden Planet

    Forbidden Planet

    ★★★

    While Forbidden Planet suffers from a lot of the cheese and woodeness of other 50s sci-fi films, it also is a pretty enjoyable watch. To modern audiences there exists another layer in appreciating just how much this film contributed to the visual representation of sci-fi in films/TV. Star Trek is obvious but a lot of stylistic choices can also be seen in Star Wars and in many of the sci-fi films that followed.

    The other interesting thing about this film…

  • Far from Heaven

    Far from Heaven

    ★★½

    A bit tepid. I'm not really sure what the point of mimicking Sirk in 2002 was. When Sirk made his films he was making films that were about modern subjects. When Fassbender did it in the 70s he modernized the melodrama to likewise work with the issues of his days. I wish Haynes did the same but instead we're watching a period piece that just mimics another directors style. It's a bit odd. It also doesn't help that Moore is…

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    The score is amazing and the film is gorgeous to look at so already I'm sold. It's far less a narrative film than it is a poetic look at war and the victims not fighting. The war itself is replaced with nature (mist, rivers, birds), folk songs, and documentary footage. The aftermath of these moments are poetic vignettes dealing with various aspects of war. Just a great piece of experimental/poetic cinema.

  • A Fistful of Dollars

    A Fistful of Dollars

    ★★★★½

    No need to comment too much on a movie this famous. The cinematography, score and Eastwood are all amazing. This might be my personal favorite Leone movie. The final showdown is one of the greatest showdowns in cinema history. Outstanding throughout.