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Whit Stillman's Metropolitan

Today I watched Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan (1990)

Set in New York during the Christmas holidays, Metropolitan follows a group of young college students from upper class backgrounds attending numerous debutante balls and the associated after parties.   251 more words

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Vampire Week Day 4: Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In

Today I watched Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In (2008)

In suburban Stockholm a boy named Oskar lives a very lonely life.  He is the frequent victim of bullying and doesn’t seem to relate to any of the other kids.   346 more words

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American Car Movie Week Day 2: George Lucas' American Graffiti

Today I watched George Lucas’ American Graffiti (1973)

This film plays out over a September night in the final days of summer vacation in Modesto.  Curt and Steve had both graduated the year previous and are now in the final moments of preparation to fly off for college.   272 more words

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Dave McKean's MirrorMask

Today I watched Dave McKean’s MirrorMask (2004)

While most kids dream of running away to join the circus, Helena, our main character, wants to run away from the circus.   694 more words

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Wes Anderson Week Day 3: Moonrise Kingdom

Today I watched Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Moonrise Kingdom continues Wes Anderson’s love of story artifice and mimics an old timey boy’s adventure book.  Taking place on a small island community in the Sixties, the film follows Sam and Suzy, two disenfranchised yet precocious children who run away together.   354 more words

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