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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Dawn of the Dead

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  • Eyes Without a Face

    ★★★★½

  • Diabolique

    ★★★★

  • Freaky

    ★★½

  • Godzilla

    ★★★★★

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  • Eyes Without a Face

    Eyes Without a Face

    ★★★★½

    Such a great flick. I love the way Georges Franju blends the tone, shifting from poetic anguish to grizzly horror to something almost farcical with the help of Maurice Jarre's score. A real portent of what horror would evolve into as a genre going forward.

  • Diabolique

    Diabolique

    ★★★★

    A solid mystery/thriller that obviously had a lot of influence on horror to come, especially Psycho. Hampered by a twist that feels too obvious in 2021. Real missed opportunity by cutting the queer aspect of the novel for the film.

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★★

    Oof.

    I think it would be easy for a person to watch Cléo from 5 to 7 and dismiss it. This is where engaging with the material really matters as Agnès Varda packs so much into this film while keeping the presentation very simple and the runtime a very tight 90 minutes. Even the time frame for the film (a titular period of 2 hours) is a very brief window into this woman's life.

    Paris is most of the other…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    Hard to describe the way Mulholland Drive affected me the first time I saw it. One of those films that I saw in that formative period where I was obsessed not only with film but filmmaking.

    I had already seen other Lynch films (Dune, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet) but none of those really prepared me for the dark surrealist nightmare of Mulholland Drive.

    There's barely a moment in this film I don't love. It…