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  • Design for Living

    ★★★★

  • Witchhammer

    ★★★★★

  • La Belle Noiseuse

    ★★★★½

  • Brewster McCloud

    ★★★★½

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  • Witchhammer

    Witchhammer

    ★★★★★

    It’s absolutely mind-blowing to me that people who could create medicine with herbs used to be considered witches. 

    At first I thought, maybe they’re so wrapped up in their religious beliefs they truly believe they possess witchcraft. 

    But thinking about history, this is just a form of outcasting and scapegoating a group. It’s always happened in history and still happens today. African Americans in the US, the jews throughout hundreds of years in different occurrences, gypsy romas, native americans, homosexuals,…

  • La Belle Noiseuse

    La Belle Noiseuse

    ★★★★½

    Wow. I did not expect to like this movie this much. Watched on blu ray.

    Rivettes films are so long so they suck you into the movie. Akerman does this too, but this one is about pulling you into the life of the artist and model. Long shots with little cuts, for example, theres very long scenes of the artist getting his tools prepared. The long sequences of him drawing and completing the sketches. Long sequences of him posing the…

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  • Jan Hus

    Jan Hus

    ★★★★★

    Blown away. The set designs and costumes are on par with Ivan the Terrible and and Lola Montes. This film is critically under-watched. Only had the chance to watch on DVD. If there’s a blu-ray version I need to see it. Also seeing some parallels to Aristotle’s story, or even a story about Jesus. The film is also SO damn colorful, and in that aspect as well as the cinematography in general of the open spaces, the film reminds me of Ran. If you like movies about war and religion, this should be right up your alley, but it’s hard to obtain.

  • The Last Laugh

    The Last Laugh

    ★★★★½

    The fact that there is one title card in this silent film, yet the film says so much through the images alone, just goes to show how diverse of an art genre film can be. Most people don’t even watch silent films with title cards, and I imagine one might believe one that lacks any couldn’t be a great film. But title cards aren’t needed here - you can assume and even feel out what is likely being said because of…