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  • Enya: Moonshadows

    Enya: Moonshadows

    Enya: ahhhhh oooooo huuuuh ahhhoooo

    Me: I would quit my job and be a manservant in your castle if you asked.

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Drinking game: take a shot whenever a character in this film throws their head back and laughs.

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  • The Son of the Sheik

    The Son of the Sheik

    Foreign + Silent: Weekly Challenge 2019

    The best parts of watching Rudolph Valentino and co. in The Sheik and this sequel, The Son of the Sheik, aren’t in the films themselves but the intros Robert Osborne and Dr. Jack Shaheen did for them on TCM (RIP to both men). Dr. Shaheen gives Robert Osborne a warm smile and succinctly details why these films are utterly dehumanizing and discriminatory against Arabs and Muslims; for The Son of the Sheik, he notes…

  • Flores

    Flores

    This is queer, isn’t it? I think it’s queer.

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  • The Wind

    The Wind

    ★★★★½

    Film School Drop Outs - Weekly Challenge 2018

    Week 1: Actor - Lillian Gish

    Choosing between Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford to kick off FSDO 2018 was an easy choice for me. Nothing against Pickford at all, but I’ve been impressed by Gish’s monumental career (75 years on stage and in films) and curious to dive into her filmography since I got into film in the first place. 

    My copy of The Wind starts with an introduction by Gish herself,…

  • Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

    Film School Drop Outs - Weekly Challenge 2017

    Week 3: Movement - German Expressionism (1920-1927)

    Leave it to Murnau to add a serious creep factor to a sunlit beach in the middle of the day. 

    Although I'd say its German Expressionist traits are a little less in your face than in films like Faust or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu takes the already-chilling tale of Dracula and ramps it up - not only do these townsfolk fall prey to…