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Quick-Thoughts: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (1921)

Charlie Chaplin Marathon Part I of VI Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid is almost like the original Paper Moon in a way—a Peter Bogdanovich film that I absolutely LOVE—or at the very least, it’s the silent film version of it given its restrictions on what it can and cannot do compared to a piece that was […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Abbas Kiarostami’s And Life Goes On (1992)

Abbas Kiarostami Marathon Part III of VI “I think if people died and then came back to life, they’d appreciate life more.” It should be no breaking news that Abbas Kiarostami happens to be squarely genuine in his cinematic capturing of the natural catastrophe that grievously struck Iran in 1990. A down-to-earth, visceral glimpse at […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up (1990)

Abbas Kiarostami Marathon Part II of VI This Ali Sabzian dude… he gets it. The movie that’ll entirely transcend your viewpoint on artistic creation, Close-Up is often considered acclaimed director Abbas Kiarostami’s masterpiece, and while I have yet to finish his filmography, I can already understand why. Unashamed to announce how cinema can burst forth […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Abbas Kiarostami’s Where is the Friend’s House? (1987)

Abbas Kiarostami Marathon Part I of VI Wonderful.  Where is the Friend’s House is fresh air made into a motion picture; a peaceful but occasionally chatty (in a good way) film that showcases natural doses of a child’s means to conflict/resolution—learning to fix problems, discovering solutions—and exploring the adversity that builds us into becoming adults. […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (V of V) Hello there. Welcome back to Animal Planet. If you look very closely, you’ll spot an original SIMP in his natural habitat. Blimey!  In every ensuing scene, the actress who plays the supporting character, Conchita, alternates between Carole Bouquet and Ángela Molina. Buñuel purposely does this to disclose […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s Tristana (1970)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (IV of V) Luis Buñuel, back at it again with writing about perverted old men.  Tristana is another Buñuel piece centered on Catherine Deneuve’s character having an affair, but on the upside, she’s actually cheating on a royal c***sucker of a husband. Don Lope is an old, rich fart that […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s The Milky Way (1969)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (III of V) *tRavELs thE MiLky WAy buT dOesN’t eVen fiNd MILK* Sure, the movie is heavily reliant on utilizing dialogue to whip up its concerns, but HOLY HELL are they infatuating to listen to. Luis Buñuel’s The Milky Way dexterously associates our present, involving two hobos on a quest […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (II of V) Ay yo, props to Céléstine; I would’ve quit her chambermaid job on day one; that family is nuts! Perverts, rapists, sociopaths, pedophiles, neo-nazis, oh my!  While I was excessively bugged by its crappy passage of time and uncanny resemblance to parts of Viridiana, Diary of a Chambermaid […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s Death in the Garden (1956)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (I of V) The coloring is f*****g mesmerizing in Death in the Garden. Just from the flicker on a candle tip (not literally though; haha) and Buñuel knows how to glow up a set for maximum effect. This is an exuberant-looking motion picture, taking place at a nostalgic mining missionary, […]

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Quick-Thoughts: David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

David Fincher Binge Part VII of VII, 2nd Viewing I think rewatching this movie just made me even more disheartened on the account that Fincher never made a follow-up to this stupendous adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, given all the set-up it does as if preparing for a sequel. I mean, pretty […]