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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    A breathtaking and upsetting masterpiece.
    I'm pretty disturbed by how many reviewers see themselves in Travis Bickle. It speaks to the truth of the film-making, I guess.
    Personally, I'm trying hard to empathize with him, but I'm not there yet.

  • Legend

    Legend

    ★★★

    It really hurts how little I cared for it despite all its ethereal beauty. David Bennent rocks as a creepy elf though.

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    ★★★★

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

    The Letterboxd Season Challenge 2018-19
    Week 2: Australian New Wave Week

    An entrancing film, though the first part — the trip to the Rock — is, of course, the highlight.
    I've been thinking about the lack of resolution and I honestly think that no definitive answer as to what happened can ever be more satisfying than the mystery of three people vanishing into the haze of vague desires, unfulfilled promises and unfocused longing. In that way it's even better that…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★½

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

    Letterboxd Season Challenge — Week 1

    Whiplash is a focused and competently made film in service of some very harmful ideas.
    I hate with a passion this notion that in order to develop someone’s talent you absolutely must inflict pain, abuse and humiliation on them. And I guess you could argue that Fletcher is the villain of the story, and his approach is condemned. But in the final scene he is ultimately the only one who can confirm or deny…