Category: movie journal

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Scott’s Movie Journal #7

The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino, 2019) (first view) A very promising debut. Each scene is handled in one shot, and while its bravura sometimes threatens to eclipse its beauty, the writing and performances are so honest that it doesn’t really...

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Scott’s Movie Journal #6

It’s been so long since I did one of these, catching up with everything would be endless. Going to run down a few highlights from the past month, grouping where I can, starting with… The Star Wars Prequels I saw...

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Scott’s Movie Journal #5

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (George C. Wolfe, 2020) (first view) Wolfe – a highly-accomplished and renowned theatre director – brings his stage background to bear in helping fill each minor role with real life, not letting the film scapegoat anybody....

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Scott’s Movie Journal #4

On the Rocks (Sofia Coppola, 2020) (second view; last seen two months ago) Like…every(?) film she’s made, Coppola’s latest is deeper, richer, more nuanced and textured than most of its contemporaries, and the critical consensus is wildly undervaluing its virtues....

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Scott’s Movie Journal #3

In Name Only (John Cromwell, 1939) (first view) If anyone told me there was a 30s movie with Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, and Kay Francis, my first guess wouldn’t necessarily be a life-and-death melodrama, but here we are. Everyone is...

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Scott’s Movie Journal #2

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) (rewatch; seen countless times, but it’s been awhile since I last sat down with it) What do you say for the movie that has everything? I came up in the last generation that had this...

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Scott’s Movie Journal #1

Not going to be too ambitious with these and promise them once a week – hence the numbering rather than dating – though I’ll sure try. Some will just be slightly-reworked or full-on copy-and-pasted Letterboxd entries, some will be x-clusive...