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  • Decalogue VII

    Decalogue VII

    ★★★½

    "Can you steal something that's yours?"
    "I don't know... probably."

    It's an interesting and emotionally charged take on stealing, but the exposition has to do so much of the work.

    It looks like my challenge will be overlapping into 2021. Part of my New Year's Resolution 2020.

  • Decalogue VI

    Decalogue VI

    ★★★★½

    *raises the telephone receiver to the window*

    I just kind of got absorbed into this one. I think this is the first one that I've gotten so engrossed in since episode one. Maybe this says too much about me. Apparently people prefer this version to the feature length one, but I am looking forward to seeing more of the story.

    It looks like my challenge will be overlapping into 2021. Part of my New Year's Resolution 2020.

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  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    ★★★★★

    How is this not mentioned in the same breath as Vertigo and Suspicion? It is the predessessor of both works, and it surpasses the latter. Rebecca brings Gothic romance to the screen with all the grandeur, mystery, and melodrama of the genre. A lesser actor would have made Olivier's character unlikable. Joan Fontaine brings both shy vulnerability and haunted seriousness in a role that could easily be stupid or weak. Judith Anderson delivers pure insanity. Definitely one of Hitchcock's best.

  • Jaws 2

    Jaws 2

    ★★½

    Hooptober: Night 12

    "I'm cold, bored."
    "You're bored?"

    Okay, I'm going to admit that I may have been a little more disappointed than I might have been because I was hoping for a Psycho 2. This is not Psycho 2. From the first use of the Jaws theme in the first scene as a scare to herald a shark attack, it just kind of felt like this one trades on the first one, not helped by the next attack being…