drama movies

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The Lobster (2015) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464902/

Single people are in a hotel and must fall in love, and they hunt other people for sport to gain extra days to do it.

This is just a shit movie. The little twangs of music are unnecessarily unnerving, the narration is pointless and fucking annoying and everyone's manner of speech is .. well it grates on my nerves.



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Arabian Nights (1942) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034465/

A king's brother takes the throne, assuming his brother is assassinated, but that brother works to regain power.

An obvious storyline, with all the cheese of old movies. I'm sure this is fantabulous and all that, but it is dry intellectual-bubblegum, with corny comedy so bad it distracts from any chance of appreciation I might have of it.



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TODO - write notes when I re-watch this

Groundhog Day (1993) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/

An asshole anchorman is sent to a little town to do a fluff story on Groundhog Day, but karma bites him in the ass when the town gets snowed-in.

A fantastic movie not just for the usual things, but for the execution of its idea. Unlike so many movies that have its elements, this one stays grounded and accessible. This movie is well-loved and highly recommended.



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Clerks (1994) poster photograph

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109445/
http://www.miramax.com/movie/clerks

Instead of being allowed to sleep in on his day off, a man is called in to work an extra shift at his convenience store job, and his day goes to complete shit.

The acting is a little halted in places, since these are mostly or perhaps entirely first-timers, but the writing is spectacular. It's got great flow and style, and is hilarious and memorable.

I first rented this as a VHS tape back in the day, and was immediately impressed. I'm glad this movie, and its author, have done well.



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Casablanca (1942) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/

The widow of an underground-resistance fighter falls in love but her life gets complicated when she learns her husband didn't die.

I can easily see the allure of this movie, and I don't have complaints, but it doesn't do it for me. The legacy of this movie remains in all sorts of little quotes that I recognize. I know I must have seen this years ago, and it's stuck in my head until even now. I don't regret re-watching this, but it's not something I'll watch again.



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A Beautiful Mind (2001) poster

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http://abeautifulmind.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/

Based on the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., the nobel prize winning mathematician, this film explores his life, genius and madness.

Media which explore intelligence, its quirks and consequences are (obviously) rarer than the geniuses themselves. That this movie has appealed to a broad audience, helping embrace and enlighten more typical people, is rarer still. This movie is very strongly recommended.