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  • The Love Parade

    The Love Parade

    One of those early musicals that remind you how slight most stage shows of the Show Boat era really were, with this second tier having mostly unmemorable songs. And oh those mythical Paramount kingdoms!

    Having said that, the four leads are charming as hell. To the extent that this succeeds, it's because of those four leads.

  • What Have I Done to Deserve This?

    What Have I Done to Deserve This?

    Early Almodovar is interesting as formative material but he's still trying to cram too much into a movie. In time, he will come to learn the difference between a main plot and a colorful supporting character. This early, he wants to give us as much as possible of all of them.

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    In Hawke, Schrader's screenplay gets the actor it deserves. Memserizing.

  • Carmaux: Drawing Out the Coke

    Carmaux: Drawing Out the Coke

    Early but subtly important short film, demonstrating the genius of placing action on a diagonal axis in order to simulate action in three dimensions.