A deeply weird and strangely “psychosexual” Western, mostly centering on two women. Sort othe exact opposite of stereotypical John Wayne stoicism.
An “incredibly self-indulgent” sort-of musical in which Bob Fosse “choreographs his own death,” which I gotta say I was absolutely fascinated by.
The prototype of the postwar European realism, it is a very simple movie about the cycle of poverty that worked way better for me than I would have thought.
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A classic romance with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, who are both very agreeable as usual, but I have to say that something on a basic level did not work for me.
A small but really interesting comedy about the workers on one long day at a car wash, with an ultra-famous disco track for a title song.
Probably the best known surrealist avant garde movie, co-created by none other than Salvador Dalí. He wanted it to piss everyone off, and was annoyed that people seemed to like it.
A historical epic filmed in Russia during World War II with an unlimited budget, but Stalin found himself regretting the end result.
A surprisingly tense thriller about two guys who pick up a hitch-hiker only to quickly discover he’s actually a serial killer, that is considered the only “classic” film noir directed by a woman.
A truly nuts lost 70s sci-fi(?)/horror(?) classic(?) involving an evil tween, her pet falcon that pecks out people’s eyes, people in wheelchairs getting thrown through large aquariums, dramatic games of Pong, and John Huston slowly walking down the world’s tallest escalator. I love it so much.