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  • The Godfather
  • The American Friend
  • Le Samouraï
  • L'Eclisse

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  • Red Rocket

    ★★★★

  • Hair-Raising Hare

    ★★★½

  • The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein

    ★★½

  • Piranha

    ★★★

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  • The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein

    The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein

    ★★½

    Directors Spotlight: Georges Schwizgebel

    A descent into a maze of empty rooms, geographical shapes, and ghastly apparitions, culminating into the rejection scene from Bride of Frankenstein. Beautiful style, but I found the symbolism to be too impenetrable for me, and I didn't really connect with it.

  • Piranha

    Piranha

    ★★★

    Directors Spotlight: Joe Dante

    Joe Dante's first horror feature, and you can already see an early version of his style, which he would continue to hone throughout his career. I like his style because his movies usually work on two level: on the direct, superficial one, and on the meta one. For example, at face value, Piranha is a movie about killer piranhas being released into a river and killing the people swimming there, but it also works as a…

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  • Making a Living

    Making a Living

    ★★★

    Wow, I can't believe Charlie Chaplin started his career in the slapstick version of Nightcrawler! Certainly not one of his best films, but it is quite interesting to see Chaplin in his first film role, without his tramp persona.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★½

    April 2016 Scavenger Hunt
    Film #2
    Task #22: A film with a budget over $150 million (adjusting for inflation)

    Although opinions on Batman v Superman have been polarizing and everyone has gotten a different amount of entertainment from it, almost everyone seems to agree what this film's good and bad points are.

    Just like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman has a great start, which sets up the world and the characters, but then ends with a big dumb cgi…