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  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Blade Runner
  • Magnolia
  • La Dolce Vita

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  • Stranger Than Paradise

    ★★★★★

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★★★

  • Deep Red

    ★★★★½

  • Taste of Cherry

    ★★★★★

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  • Stranger Than Paradise

    Stranger Than Paradise

    ★★★★★

    “Wait on the sons of no one, bastards of young” - The Replacements

    Reminds me of my Europe trip. The idea even resembles a short film I was shooting there. Granted, Jarmusch has more of a story to tell here than I did. More movies should be in greyscale. An interesting take on Reagan-era capitalism and the Lost Generation of the 1980s.

    Also, Eva is adorable. One of my favorite things about exploring cinema is seeing how many beautiful people exist all over the world.

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★★★

    First watch of the season. Simultaneously one of the funniest and most emotionally potent comedy films ever made. My favorite comedy for several reasons.

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  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ★★

    My problem with this special is highlighted by the moment where Dave brings up anti-trans legislation and several audience members applaud. Dave is smart, sympathetic, and socially conscious, but his fans are not. Whatever benevolent meaning he had doesn’t matter when the (entirely cisgender) audience only cares about the jokes. His fans aren’t listening to trans voices and unfortunately neither is Dave (other than Daphne, God rest her soul). He is an excellent comic (as shown by last years special),…

  • Grand Hotel

    Grand Hotel

    ★★★★★

    “I want to be ahleauoon.”

    This was surprisingly bleak. Also, Joan Crawford is a goddess.