dramas

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Dead Poets Society - (1989 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097165/

A coming of age story of a class of students learning poetry in an unorthodox way.

While I recommend and like this, it not great.

Something about it makes it feel somehow inelegant or simple, perhaps even predictable. Perhaps it stood out in its era, and it caught me at an impressionable moment for my first viewing, but as I watch it again it doesn't grab me much at all. I think this would be weakly-mandatory for creating a well-rounded movie-learning experience in someone young.



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This poster is more exciting than its movie
This poster is more exciting than its movie

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310775/

A stupid and deaf guy does stupid things while being deaf.

This was listed as a thriller and isn't even remotely thrilling. It is slow and depressing throughout. I got well past an hour without being thrilled.



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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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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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