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Bad Film Student

unqualified movie reviewer praises already critically-acclaimed movies

Rushmore (1998)

Until yesterday, I had never seen a Wes Anderson film. I don't know much about the guy, other than he's a big fan of symmetrical shots. The things you learn at film school. Rushmore, I'm told, is one of his earlier... Continue Reading →

Zodiac (2007)

I haven't seen many David Fincher films. I often confuse him with David Lynch for no reason. I've seen Gone Girl and I've seen Seven, but I could stand to add more to the list. Zodiac, my source (aka my roommate) says, is Guillermo del... Continue Reading →

Lost in Translation (2003)

Well, I've never heard of this movie before, but I'm told by my roommate (and expert movie-guide) that it's one of the few Oscar nominations directed by a woman, so I suppose I should watch it. I have high expectations... Continue Reading →

An Incomplete Ranking of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Movies

In honor of the Oscars, I felt it was only right to share my feelings on this year's nominations. Too bad I only saw one of them. So new plan. Let's rank all of Leo DiCaprio's movies instead. This would... Continue Reading →

V-Day Watch List (indie edition)

I haven't watched a lot of the classic V-day movies. Haven't seen The Notebook. Or Sleepless in Seattle (I saw Meep-less in Seattle, the Phineas and Ferb episode though). So I can't review those. But if you're feeling like branching out... Continue Reading →

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Sitting next to my roommate—the more educated film student of the two of us—I can see the giddy look on her face as she watches me, watching one of her favorite movies for the first time.

For[r]est Gump (1994)

Okay, so Forrest Gump accomplishes more in the first hour of this movie than I will in my whole damn life—and he does so accidentally. War hero, ping pong champion, sea captain, billionaire, local gardener - am I missing anything?

I've never seen it, but I know the general idea. I vividly remember my friend Emma's Hannibal Lector impression, “Have the lambs been silenced, Clarice?” I picture an evil, bald, cannibal scientist with looking down into a pit packed—presumably—with lambs, while his loyal assistant Clarice scribbles notes onto a clipboard. Clarice, in my head, has goggle-like glasses and aspirations of overthrowing her kooky boss, Hannibal.

Dear Film School

Here's my confession, people. I am not who I say I am. I am a senior at an undisclosed film school and I have never seen the following movies: Brave Heart Fargo any of The Godfathers The Shining Pulp Fiction... Continue Reading →

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