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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 12 Angry Men
  • La La Land
  • Brief Encounter

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  • The Man Without a Past

    ★★★½

  • Born to Kill

    ★★½

  • Underworld U.S.A.

    ★★★½

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    ★★★★

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  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★★★

    "Will you take your hands off me? What are you playing, Osteopath?"

    "Well nevermind the European war, we've got something a whole lot bigger than that!"

    So many great lines in this one. Way too many to take note of. They are usually flying 100 miles per hour, and frequently the subtitles were multiple lines behind. In fact, there is maybe only one scene where nobody is talking for more than a few seconds. But that frantic pace is what…

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    The Trouble with Hitchcock (2019 Marathon) #39/52

    "No thanks, I don't want any part of her."

    Most people don't start out talking about Thelma Ritter when they talk about this movie, but I'd like to do just that. Ritter is a vastly underrated actress, and she delivers a great performance here. Admittedly I have only seen her in five movies, but she was always excellent (The Mating Season is probably my favorite role of hers). Grace Kelly also delivers (as…

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  • Sansho the Bailiff

    Sansho the Bailiff

    ★★★★

    The Criterion Challenge 2021 #46/52 (Spot #42)

    I watched my first film from director Kenji Mizoguchi roughly twelve years ago (Ugetsu), and while I don't recall a whole lot about it, I do have it rated very high at a 4.5/5. I have been excited to get back into his work, especially considering how much other classic Japanese cinema I have watched and loved over the past few years thanks to the likes of the Criterion Channel and other resources…

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    ★★★★

    Noirvember 2021 #27/50

    One of these days I'll watch a movie directed by Otto Preminger and not rate it 4/5. Today was not that day. I'm now seven movies deep for the director, and they've all managed to receive the same rating despite the fact that I don't look at the rest of my ratings for a director until after I've rated the movie I just watched (so I didn't realize the streak was going when I rated this one).…

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  • Samurai Rebellion

    Samurai Rebellion

    ★★★★½

    Well I thought I had seen everything a samurai movie could throw at me, but I just watched Toshirō Mifune (Isaburo Sasahara) feed his infant granddaughter her first taste of rice as Tatsuya Nakadai (Tatewaki Asano) gently held her. Why did they do this, you ask? So she wouldn't fuss when they laid her down on the ground and then fought to the death. That was definitely one of the strangest things I have seen in a samurai film, but…

  • Rome, Open City

    Rome, Open City

    ★★★★

    The Criterion Challenge 2021 #13/52 (Spot #12)

    March Around the World 2021 #55/30 (Italy)

    "Oh, it's not hard to die a good death. What's hard is to live a good life."

    I decided to end my March Around the World with a country I have visited before (both physically and via film), with the hopes that it might be one of the better ones I watch for the month. Italian Neo-Realism hasn't always been a big winner for me, but…