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  • One Way Passage
  • You Can't Take It with You
  • A Tale of Springtime
  • Bright Star

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  • Men

    ★★★

  • Women's Prison

    ★★★½

  • Kentucky Pride

    ★★★

  • A Day's Pleasure

    ★★★½

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  • Asako I & II

    Asako I & II

    ★★★★

    A wonderful film. It seems the atmosphere and supporting characters carry the dramatic heft, letting the two main lovers mostly dwell in their interiority. Perhaps this is the point- Baku is the ghost that lingers no matter what and the open-ended dialogue drives home the idea that people are most human when love has entranced them, and being human is so limiting to many but enough for others. Also, that entrancing love is simply never forgotten.

    So many moments of…

  • Women Are Like That

    Women Are Like That

    ★½

    A lot of fucked up things happened in Old Hollywood but few irk me as much as Warner Bros. fucking over Kay Francis later in her career. She deserved so much better.