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Quick-Thoughts: Twilight (2008)

Not gonna lie, if Robert Pattinson swooped me out of my bedroom in the middle of the night, I wouldn’t question it.  So, yes, I finally finished Twilight (in its entirety) after all these years and I’m just a little… speechless? This cult phenomenon surprisingly reminds me of if a bunch of college art students […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Christopher Nolan’s Following (1998)

Christopher Nolan’s debut Following is simple yet informative philosophy regarding our instinctive gravitation to decrease individuality as more and more people lay feet to the Earth’s soil, but more notably, one that exposes our occasionally narcissistic and vaguely unprofessional impulse to take others’ moral compasses into our own hands for ulterior motives. There are some […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954)

2nd Viewing Don’t mind me, just casually rewatching Rear Window. One gloriously Herculean set-piece… oooh, sided with the beautiful colors that are incorporated into the supernatural lighting techniques which spotlight day and night in the most unique manners; 1954? You must be joking me! John Michael Hayes and Cornell Woolrich’s dialogue is just bleeding with […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia (2002)

Unbelievably run-of-the-mill until its expectation-subverting second half, it makes sense that Insomnia was chosen to be adapted by director Christopher Nolan, but also that it wasn’t his to write nor was it the public’s inclination to consider it near to the upholding of his finer works. From the questionably turbulent editing, occasionally sappy dialogue, some […]

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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: Yasujirō Ozu’s Late Spring (1949)

Okay, I understand the concept of leaving your parent/parents’ house at an appropriate time in your life, but having marriage as the only resort to solving this issue? I’d have to agree with Noriko: that’s L-A-M-E. Damn you, post-World War II era! Late Spring is a comely-looking, black-and-white motion picture with a keen eye for […]

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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: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Woah dudes, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is… kind of outdated?  I hate to say that what Stephen Herek finds to be worthwhile entertainment here appeared to be quite mediocre, under my beliefs. Everything one would expect from a PG, easy-going movie where historical figures are brought into the present… happens, making the final product […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense (1984)

You know, the only “REAL” flaw with this documentary is that they didn’t include a live performance of Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)—the greatest Talking Heads song, in my humble opinion.  By the conclusion of your viewing of Stop Making Sense, it should, with just the speed of a lightning bolt, become common […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation (2011)

Off-topic, but Leila Hatami looks faintly like Lady Gaga.  It took a sore while for s*** to hit the fence, but when it did, phew; I began begging that I’d never have to go through a multi-sided tragedy as strenuous as this. For what is essentially just a pretty foreseeable—thank you, cutaway cues—and straightforward drama […]