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  • Flipper's New Adventure

    ★★★

  • Green Fire

    ★★

  • Daughter of the Dragon

    ★★

  • Awakenings

    ★★★

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  • An Education

    An Education

    ★★★★

    You're sixteen and the hero of your story. At sixteen, you haven't quite figured out that each and everyone of us is the hero of our own story.

    Here's sixteen-year-old, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) and she's an intelligent, bright, university-bound student who also loves French films and jazz and art and classical music. One rainy day, an older man named David (Peter Sarsgaard) pulls his car up alongside her and offers to give her cello a lift because of course, she…

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★★

    How have I not seen this film before? How?

    Cléo (Corinne Marchand) is waiting on cancer biopsy test results. For two consecutive hours, she waits.

    I have been in this position, albeit not for cancer. I have been stuck waiting for the scary test results where your options are probably at best, something that is going to put you through hell and turn your life upside down for an indefinite period of time or at worst, will kill you. And…

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  • Flipper's New Adventure

    Flipper's New Adventure

    ★★★

    Okay, it's hokey. It's basically a dolphin movie with some cute kid stuff and escaped convicts meets survivalism meets the British stiff upper lip. Baby Francesca Annis!!!! and Pamela Franklin come off the best. There are a couple of in jokes to Mutiny on the Bounty (Helen Cherry was the long-suffering Mrs. Trevor Howard) which I appreciated. Not nearly enough scenes with the dolphin though.

  • Green Fire

    Green Fire

    ★★

    This is skippable. Stewart Granger and Grace Kelly are both beautiful people, but the story is not that exciting. Also, Grace Kelly is the best dressed coffee planter I have ever seen (her plantation is failing and I don't think it's because her character is swanning around in jeeps in full kit including dangling earrings). Also the privilege in here is full on. Even for 1954.

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★

    Film School Drop Outs - Weekly Challenge 2022
    Prompt: Week 31 - Costume Designer - Milena Canonero

    With this I am officially done with Stanley Kubrick. I have seen everything he's done including his short films, and to every film dudebro telling me that "you just need to see [name of Kubrick film] to really get him," I say, no. I get him. I just don't like him. I'm glad you do, but there is really nothing here for me…

  • Midnight Run

    Midnight Run

    ★★★★

    This was an absolute treat. Pacing is en pointe; absolutely the right blend of comedy and action; Charles Grodin is the perfect foil to Robert De Niro; it’s over two hours long and the time just flew by.