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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

“You’ve seen them once, you’ve seen them all.” I sure am glad I saw this one. DIRECTED BY GENE KELLY STANLEY DONEN WRITTEN BY BETTY COMDEN ADOLPH GREEN MUSIC BY NACIO HERB BROWN ARTHUR FREED STARRING GENE KELLY DEBBIE REYNOLDS DONALD O’CONNOR JEAN HAGEN CYD CHARISSE RITA MORENO first words Set in 1926, a Vaudeville… Continue reading SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

KING KONG

KING KONG : Simianization and the Dangerous Perpetuation of Black Masculine Stereotypes Through Media  DISCLAIMER: This review looks a little different than my previous reviews. I wanted to take a more critical look at this film and media as a whole. I hope y’all enjoy! CW: racial stereotypes, racial violence This is the first time… Continue reading KING KONG

THE GRADUATE

“Have you thought about graduate school?” No, and I never know what I’m doing with my life so please stop asking.  DIRECTED BY MIKE NICHOLS WRITTEN BY BUCK HENRY + CALDER WILLINGHAM MUSIC BY PAUL SIMON + DAVE GRUSIN STARRING DUSTIN HOFFMAN ANNE BANCROFT KATHARINE ROSS CW: SA first words A recent college graduate tries… Continue reading THE GRADUATE

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

“Good evening, Clarice.” *shivers* DIRECTED BY JONATHAN DEMME WRITTEN BY TED TALLY MUSIC BY HOWARD SHORE STARRING JODIE FOSTER ANTHONY HOPKINS SCOTT GLENN TED LEVINE cw: body horror, gore first words A young FBI trainee named after a delicate bird enlists the help of a notorious cannibal psychologist in order to catch an active serial… Continue reading THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

PSYCHO

“I think I must have one of those faces you just can’t help believing.” And boy, is that face good at acting. DIRECTED BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK WRITTEN BY JOSEPH STEFANO MUSIC BY BERNARD HERRMANN STARRING JANET LEIGH ANTHONY PERKINS VERA MILES JOHN GAVIN first words After stealing from her job, a young woman runs away… Continue reading PSYCHO

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS

“Don’t be afraid of me!” That might take a little work, bud. DIRECTED BY F.W. MURNAU WRITTEN BY CARL MAYER MUSIC BY HUGO RIESENFELD + Ernö Rapée STARRING GEORGE O’BRIEN JANET GAYNOR MARGARET LIVINGSTON first words An unfaithful man is pushed to his limits by his mistress and almost drowns his wife before backing down… Continue reading SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS

PULP FICTION

“Would you give a man a foot massage?” I’m sure Tarantino would LOVE that. DIRECTED BY QUENTIN TARANTINO WRITTEN BY QUENTIN TARANTINO + ROGER AVARY EDITED BY SALLY MENKE STARRING JOHN TRAVOLTA SAMUEL L. JACKSON UMA THURMAN BRUCE WILLIS VING RHAMES MARIA DE MEDEIROS cw: racial slurs, violence first words The interwoven stories of two… Continue reading PULP FICTION

DR. STRANGELOVE or HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” Peter Sellers was my valentine this year. DIRECTED BY STANLEY KUBRICK WRITTEN BY STANLEY KUBRICK TERRY SOUTHERN PETER GEORGE SCORED BY LAURIE JOHNSON STARRING PETER SELLERS GEORGE C. SCOTT SLIM PICKENS STERLING HAYDEN TRACY REED first words Filmed after the Cuban Missile Crisis, this… Continue reading DR. STRANGELOVE or HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB

PLATOON

“Feelin’ good’s good enough.” I think I love Willem Dafoe. DIRECTED BY OLIVER STONE WRITTEN BY OLIVER STONE SCORED BY GEORGES DELERUE STARRING TOM BERENGER WILLEM DAFOE CHARLIE SHEEN JOHN C. MCGINLEY FOREST WHITAKER TW: racism, violence, death first words The first film to accurately depict the horrors of the Vietnam War. 19-year-old Sheen breaks… Continue reading PLATOON

SUNSET BOULEVARD

“Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Ugh! So good! DIRECTED BY BILLY WILDER WRITTEN BY BILLY WILDER + CHARLES BRACKETT SCORED BY FRANZ WAXMAN STARRING GLORIA SWANSON WILLIAM HOLDEN ERICH VON STROHEIM NANCY OLSON first words Men don’t like that women age. A lot of silent film stars didn’t make it to the talkies.… Continue reading SUNSET BOULEVARD

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