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Letterboxd Film Diary, November 2019

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Letterboxd Film Reviews

11/2/2019 No Country for Old Men, 2007 (Rating: 4/5)


11/2/2019 Kill Bill: Vol. 1, 2003 (Rating: 3.5/5)


11/3/2019 Django Unchained, 2012 (Rating: 3.5/5)


11/3/2019 Drive, 2011 (Rating: 2.5/5)


11/3/2019 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2004 (Rating: 2.5/5)


11/3/2019 Parasite, 2019 (Rating: 4.5/5)


11/3/2019 Inception, 2010 (Rating: 4/5)


11/4/2019 Young Frankenstein, 1974 (Rating: 2.5/5)


11/4/2019 Blazing Saddles, 1974 (Rating: 3/5)


11/6/2019 The Lost Weekend, 1945 (Rating: 3.5/5)

Toward the end, Don is fighting himself as much as his addiction; maybe more so. There is desire that had grown rigid with inertia to not allow himself the victory that comes with recognition of hope that there is—or merely could be—something for him beyond eternal misery. Helen leans into him with her words, the typewriter re-appears, Don lights his smoke and saunters to the half-filled glass that he had turned away moments before. Then, he seems not to extinguish his cigarette so much as bear host for an action that had long before put itself in motion. For the moment or for the rest of his life, it doesn’t matter: That was the end. Half slumping on his bed in both victory and defeat, Don’s mind quickly seems to reel from painting him as the lowest man on Earth to the most hopeful who might ever have ever existed. While allusion to the silent screams for help of countless others is how Don paints us out of his story, this is the same scene that is replayed every minute of every hour across the entire world. Despair defeated by hope, one action at a time.


11/7/2019 Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Johannesburg, 2008


11/8/2019 From Beyond, 1986 (Rating: 2.5/5)


11/9/2019 Sherlock, Jr., 1924 (Rating: 3.5/5)


11/9/2019 Arrival, 2016 (Rating: 3/5)


11/9/2019 Contact, 1997 (Rating: 2.5/5)


11/10/2019 The Other Hell, 1981 (Rating: 1.5/5)


11/10/2019 The Dark Knight, 2008 (Rating: 3/5)


11/13/2019 The Wrestler, 2008 (Rating: 3/5)


11/15/2019 Society, 1989 (Rating: 2/5)


11/15/2019 George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing, 2005


11/17/2019 The Handmaiden, 2016 (Rating: 3/5)


11/17/2019 The Borderlands, 2013 (Rating: 1.5/5)


11/17/2019 Bill Hicks: One Night Stand, 1991


11/18/2019 The Golem: How He Came Into the World, 1920 (Rating: 3/5)


11/18/2019 The Belko Experiment, 2016 (Rating: 1/5)


11/18/2019 Duck Soup, 1933 (Rating: 3/5)


11/18/2019 The Kid, 1921 (Rating: 3/5)


11/20/2019 The Vanishing, 1988 (Rating: 3/5)


11/22/2019 eXistenZ, 1999 (Rating: 3/5)


11/24/2019 Phantom Thread, 2017 (Rating: 3/5)


11/28/2019 Green Room, 2015 (Rating: 3/5)


11/29/2019 I Heart Huckabees, 2004 (Rating: 2.5/5)


11/30/2019 One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich, 1999


11/30/2019 Police Academy, 1984 (Rating: 1.5/5)