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very healthy human who has not looked away from a screen in eleven years.

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  • Summer of 85

    Summer of 85

    ★★★★

    Maybe the best "dance" scene in movie history. And the headphones at the concert is one of the most romantic scenes I've seen in years! Not a perfect film on rewatch, but parts of this will stay burned in my brain forever. I really really loved it.

  • Suspense.

    Suspense.

    Extremely clever camerawork and a brilliantly tangled little horror story. Probably not the genesis of some of the big slasher tropes, but certainly the earliest examples I've seen. Good shit.

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  • The Last Laugh

    The Last Laugh

    ★★★★★

    Holy Hell. That this film could weaponize irony, sweep you up in a spacey drunken dream, and ground your heart to dust without any title cards is just astonishing.

    Murneau was a master. I don't really have anything to add to the conversation about this film. I'm just thoroughly impressed.

    (Also the poster LB chose for this is wonderful!)

  • Three Times

    Three Times

    ★★★★★

    Fuck it. Not sure if it's a perfect film, but it does literally everything I love in movies.

    It is insanely bold. Imagine just dropping a silent film in the middle of your masterwork and it totally paying off? I always feel like there's so much risk in making these vignette movies. I watched MYSTERY TRAIN earlier this year and fell head over heels in love with the first section,"Far from Yokohama." It colored the rest of the movie for…