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  • The Colossus of Rhodes

    The Colossus of Rhodes

    The peplum film (pepla plural), also known as sword-and-sandal, is a genre of largely Italian-made historical or Biblical epics (costume dramas) that dominated the Italian film industry from 1958 to 1965.

    The terms "peplum" (referring to the tunic-style Greek and Roman garment often worn by characters in the films) and "sword-and-sandal" were used in a condescending way by film critics. Later, the terms were embraced by fans of the films, similar to the terms "spaghetti western" or "shoot-'em-ups". Italian director…

  • Student Bodies

    Student Bodies

    First time watch and I had a lot of fun. This beat Scary Movie to the punch by 19 years and is just as funny in my opinion. Some very smart meta gags, some absurdly silly gags and some very dated un-pc gags (that may offend some).

    from imdb trivia: Producer and director Michael Ritchie had his named removed from the film's credits so as not to run into trouble from the striking writer's guild. Instead, screenwriter Mickey Rose was…

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    What an accomplishment. One of my faves of the year.

    Please see this projected on film. It's worth it.

    PTA's cinematography should have received way more recognition this award's season.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    I really like this film. It's bold and beautiful. Color scheme and production design are top notch. Doesn't feel the need to answer every question.
    I hope this does well at the box office because Garland is trying something different here.

    Saw it on the big screen at the DGA in LA.