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Posts Tagged ‘ love story ’

Never Let Me Go


A common practice when viewing a film is placing oneself in the position of the protagonist. What would you do in that situation? How would you react differently? Could you totally make that jump across those buildings? You know, the usual questions. Yet, occasionally a non-action, thriller or horror movie comes along that makes you question your current choices along with your hypothetical ones in the context of the film. Never Let Me Go is one of the latter films. Continue reading

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Black Orpheus (Brazil)


I have always been reluctant to watch (and especially review) classic films such as Black Orpheus for the simple fact that I wasn’t alive when they came out so I do not know their cultural impact at the time, which is something I think is crucially important when judging a film’s merits. Regardless, I viewed this French-produced 1959 spectacle of Carnaval and the classic tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice to be pleasantly satisfied to find it still holds up today. Continue reading

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind came out in 2004. In 2007 I made two unsuccessful attempts to watch it. By the third time I was determined to sit through the entire film and see what all the fuss was about. I was disappointed…Wait, let me rephrase that to be more accurate. I hated this movie. Yet, as time passed I found myself actively mirroring the film by not being able to remember what exactly I hated except for it being relatively slow. As the past five years progressed I found ESSM to be at the top of many “Favorite of All-Time” lists, so I decided last night to give it another try now that I have matured. Did my hostility hold up? Continue reading

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