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  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★★

    This film is every bit the perfection I have always been told that it is. It is dreamlike in its presentation of music and dance. The beautiful, tortured talents of Moira Shearer and the rest of the cast infuse this film with tragic, romantic artistry that I have never experienced in any other film. The 15-minute ballet performance of "The Red Shoes" ballet is probably one of my favorite film scenes I've ever seen. <The Red Shoes is one of…

  • The Wolf House

    The Wolf House

    ★★★★½

    La Casa Lobo is probably the most creative, imaginative, thoughtful work of animation I have ever seen. Before watching this, I read a little about the process the filmmakers went through to create this, and the history of Colonia Dignidad in Chile (which this film is about). I'm so glad I did, as I think it really helped give deeper meaning to the imagery I was seeing. I read that this film took the filmmakers 5 years to make, and…

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  • The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring

    ★★½

    Sofia Coppola is one of my favorite modern directors. I can definitely see what attracted her to this story. In all honesty, I thought the story would be interesting but I actually found it underwhelming and bland. It has no conflict. There are zero twists in it. Nothing ever happens, you don't like the characters, you can't sympathize with them. You can learn absolutely nothing watching this movie. I was trying to figure out the meaning of the elongated and…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    scavenger hunt #54 || task 9: watch a film about fashion

    Reminded me a bit of Black Swan meets David Lynch. For me, the runway scene was absolutely amazing. It took her from doe to demon and was a wonderfully non-verbal way to show the audience her transformation: Jesse falling in love with herself and seeing what everyone else has been saying the entire time. The film doesn't seem to be about modeling to me so much as it is…