Buddfred Levi

Buddfred Levi

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Favorite four rotate depending on my mood.

Favorite films

  • Mommy
  • Repo Man
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • The History of Future Folk

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  • Being the Ricardos

    ★★★

  • A Taxi Driver

    ★★★★

  • The Hand of God

    ★★★★

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

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  • Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos

    ★★★

    Being the Ricardos brought back a lot of enjoyable memories of when I watched I Love Lucy as a kid.  My parents were catholic but still watched this, thus protecting me from a dogmatic religious Bishop Sheen (?) who was on a different network. Everyone loved Lucy. I remember laughter at Lucy’s hi-jinks and talking about the show the next day at school. I thought the movie good enough, a little confusing at first. It turned out to be a…

  • A Taxi Driver

    A Taxi Driver

    ★★★★

    I didn’t appreciate the skill that brought this to film the first time I saw it (four years ago) and am upping my rating. A Taxi Driver is a docu-drama based on political upheaval in early 1980’s Korea. It’s a brutal display of dictatorial excess against a backdrop of student demonstrations promoting democractic freedoms in a suburb of Seoul. Some of the battle visuals are grisly. There is melodrama in the backstories, tension in the attempt to record and publicize…

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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    Sit back and enjoy the flow. Great acting, surreal script, energetic directing. I hope the whole crew had as much fun putting it together as I did seeing it.

  • Bathtubs Over Broadway

    Bathtubs Over Broadway

    ★★★

    I added a half star for the concluding musical number, which featured  many castmembers of the industrial movies, who were meticulously tracked down in the course of the narrative.  .  Otherwise, I thought the documentary suffered from too much emphasis on the searcher and too little on the searched. I did greatly admire, however, the collector of lost pet handouts. A blatant and proud hoarder. 

    The direction, cinematography and sound were solid.