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  • Dark Habits

    Dark Habits

    ★★★½

    Slightly under god-tier Almodóvar for me, yet still elegant and classically composed in unexpected ways - adjectives probably not often used for a film featuring drug-addled nuns and a pet tiger. The anticlimactic, abrupt ending felt purposeful; I was left a little misty-eyed.

  • Mohabbatein

    Mohabbatein

    There’s a scene in Mohabbatein which takes place at a crowded snack bar where, if you listen closely, you can just make out the refrain of Céline Dion’s 1993 smash hit “The Power of Love,” a striking ballad that’s as likely to be heard at a wedding reception as in a Walgreens. I had a little chuckle at what seemed to be an odd song choice but it turns out to have been an aural moment of lampshading, as Shah…

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  • The Wind

    The Wind

    ★★★★½

    Film School Drop Outs - Weekly Challenge 2018

    Week 1: Actor - Lillian Gish

    Choosing between Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford to kick off FSDO 2018 was an easy choice for me. Nothing against Pickford at all, but I’ve been impressed by Gish’s monumental career (75 years on stage and in films) and curious to dive into her filmography since I got into film in the first place. 

    My copy of The Wind starts with an introduction by Gish herself,…

  • Enya: Moonshadows

    Enya: Moonshadows

    Enya: ahhhhh oooooo huuuuh ahhhoooo

    Me: I would quit my job and be a manservant in your castle if you asked.