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  • Midsommar
  • Boogie Nights
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★

  • Without You I'm Nothing

    ★★★★

  • The Long, Long Trailer

    ★★★★½

  • Burnt Offerings

    ★★★★

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  • Modern Times

    Modern Times

    ★★★★½

    Chaplin: His Life and Art: 76/?

    The Criterion Collection presents
    MODERN TIMES
    Spine #543

    Sing!! Never mind the words.

    The bulk of 2021 hasn't exactly been overwhelming in its kindness. When I first started my journey into the life and art of Charlie Chaplin, I certainly didn't expect that I'd still be going about it some 18 months later—nearly as long, in fact, as the sabbatical Charlie took after the release of City Lights. He traveled the world in those…

  • Submarine

    Submarine

    ★★★★★

    Letterboxd Season Challenge 2018-19
    Week 1: Coming of Age in the 2010s

    None of this will matter when I’m 38.

    An essential coming-of-age film. An essential British film. Low-budget and unpolished, but still beautiful and even more charming because of it.

    I have already turned these moments into the Super-8 footage of memory. 

    I’m having a hard time finding the words for this movie. It feels very personal to me; I’ve lived parts of it, in a way. Oliver feels…

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★

    It’s just this guy. He’s after us in our dreams.

    Poured a fat glass of rum and started Elm Street with the sister!

    Haven't seen this since I was a kid and only remembered bits and pieces. It's a quick one, but it's pretty damn fully realized. I have no idea where the series goes (I saw New Nightmare when I was a kid too, and I'm excited to get back to it) so I'm really hype to see how the story expands. The special effects are sick, the score is great. I'm drunk and I had fun!

  • Without You I'm Nothing

    Without You I'm Nothing

    ★★★★

    A portrait Norman Rockwell forgot to paint.

    This was quite literally a 90-minute extended director's cut of that clip of Kylie Minogue performing to a crowd of heterosexuals.

    She's got balls the size of cantaloupes. Not all of it landed—I feel like a bit went a bit too far—but the stuff I vibed with I fucking vibed with.

    That second Shoshanna number was just a Gaga performance right? Like actually?

    Okay. Pretend it’s 1978, and you’re straight.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★½

    Don't try to understand it.

    Nolan gives you the key to enjoying it early: just accept that he's gone much, much deeper than anyone wanted him to.

    The set pieces are impressive, but when the Master Filmmaker of Our Time essentially rolls out a Fast & Furious with a time-travel aura, you know we're in trouble. The problem may be, in fact, that we've given this man far too much credit; any legitimate writer who sees both Dom Cobb and The…

  • The Circus

    The Circus

    ★★★★★

    Go ahead and be funny.

    Far and away the most entertaining of Chaplin's features. The gags are all hits; he's an absolute joy to watch. The chemistry between himself and The Girl is also one of the most realistic of all his leading ladies, despite the film not focusing as much on the romance, which honestly works in its favor. The film is at its best when it's Chaplin in the ring, and thankfully that takes up the majority.

    The…