Wayne Staats

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Favorite films

  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Casablanca
  • Jewel Robbery
  • All That Heaven Allows

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  • Night Train to Munich

  • Easy Rider

    ★★★½

  • The Last Movie

    ★★★★

  • Lisa Frankenstein

    ★★★

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  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★★

    Where to even start. That this movie shows the endless possibilities of film storytelling? That maybe love can transcend death? That apparently all court systems are insane?

    Other than just saying “holy shit,” I’ll instead focus on what I think sets Powell and Pressburger apart from so many others.

    The Archers liked to give moments to their secondary characters, hinting they lived full lives and had experiences beyond what we get to see on screen: Think Pamela Brown and the…

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  • One Way Passage

    One Way Passage

    ★★★★

    Officially starting a tradition (now two years running!) of celebrating the new year with Kay and Bill falling in love at first sight.

  • Hi Diddle Diddle

    Hi Diddle Diddle

    ★★★★

    Meet the only slightly less deranged cousin of “Hellzapoppin'” — naturally I loved it.

    Running gags, broken fourth wall, double entendres and glorious “dumb” jokes.

    Not even my allergy to Adolphe Menjou got in my way of enjoyment, so this is truly a miracle.

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  • Peyton Place

    Peyton Place

    ★★★½

    They say the word “sex” out loud and I can’t imagine the gasps that must have been let out in cinemas across 1957 America.

  • Please Don't Eat the Daisies

    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

    ★★½

    Loses half a star for the baaaadly dubbed baby.