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  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    ★★½

  • The Life of Emile Zola

    ★★★

  • The Devil's Wedding Night

    ★★½

  • Corpse Bride

    ★★★★

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  • Two-Lane Blacktop

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    ★★★★

    You do not watch Two-Lane Blacktop. You feel it with each rev of an engine and with each unspoken emotion that finds its way to the surface in the eyes. James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, and Warren Oates are all incredible in their roles. It’s even more impressive because Taylor and Wilson were musicians and not actors. I see a lot of Taylor’s character in Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of his own “Driver” character in Drive. There is a primal feeling to…

  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    I did not appreciate the brilliant writing of Adaptation the first time I saw it years ago. I remember not loving the way the story played out, but now after seeing it a second time, I am in awe of Charlie Kaufman's creative genius. The layers to this film are truly impressive. We have a film written about the writing of a film that is being adapted from a novel that we are also watching the writing of. On top…

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  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    ★★½

    This film adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow stays pretty true to the original story with a few extra additions. Just like in the written story, the main focus of the film is on Ichabod Crane’s arrival in the small village and his rivalry with Brom Bones for the lovely Katrina Van Tassel. The two MAJOR selling points of this made-for-television film are a young Jeff Goldblum as Ichabod and Chicago’s Finest freaking DICK BUTKUS as Brom Bones! Those…

  • The Life of Emile Zola

    The Life of Emile Zola

    ★★★

    The Life of Emile Zola is tough to rate. Throughout the film, there were times I was at two stars and then there were times I was at four stars. The two best aspects of this film are (1) Paul Muni's acting as the lead, and (2) the knowledge that the viewer takes away about an important moment in history. Muni is incredibly strong as the strong-spirited Zola, a writer who wanted the injustices of both society and the French…

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  • Gothika

    Gothika

    ★★★

    Gothika is still an enjoyable October watch almost twenty years after it first came out. Halle Berry plays Miranda Grey, a smart psychiatrist who works at a women’s penitentiary for the criminally insane. She seems like she has everything together, when all of a sudden she wakes up as a patient herself. Gothika is a ghost mystery story that really incorporates color well. The whole film is a mix of greys, blacks, and blues. It really has a specific look…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ½

    This is objectively the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I absolutely despised A Star is Born, and I would rather watch that film ten times than watch Booksmart again. I judge every person involved in this film for not having a clue about what real life is like. The writers are SO far off on so many points; it would take hours to type them all out. The plot is the most contrived garbage anyone has ever put together, and…