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  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    Mutiny on the Bounty

    ★★★½

    Really interesting movie. There seems to be more reverence towards indigenous people than you would normally find in this sort of film - the one time a guy refers to a Tahitian man as a "savage" he's instantly chided. Of course there is a long tradition of racist condescension in the portrayal of the happy native, but when contrasted against the cruelty and corruption of British power it's very striking. The film itself doesn't seem particularly convinced by its own ending, either. It's almost radical how dreamlike the supposed positive changes within military protocol are played.

  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven

    ★★★½

    Linda Manz was absolutely incredible, my goodness. After looking her up and reading about her brief filmography I might... I might just have to watch Gummo someday after all.

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  • Johnny Guitar

    Johnny Guitar

    ★★★★

    When the book on cinema is rewritten, I can only pray that the piano scene is included as one of the greatest.

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    The Lady from Shanghai

    ★★★★

    Deeply, gloriously weird!