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Debt to Cinema 107: Nosferatu

Some things once seen can never be unseen and Count Orlok is perhaps the first filmic example of that maxim. Without jump scares, audio cues, gore, or even color, F. W. Murnau gave the world a creature so horrifying that cinema is still trying to catch up 100 years later #IdBuyThatForADollar

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Debt to Cinema 106: The City of Lost Children

Its not everyday that we watch a film that is strikingly different than cinema on the whole, but this beautiful, dark, twisted, French fantasy really is something to behold. Equal parts Laika, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, and German Expressionism, Marc Caro and Jean Pierre-Jeunet take us somewhere that can only exist in dreams or nightmares #SilverDollar

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Debt to Cinema 105: Cronos

Time is a curious thing, the more we have of it, the less we care; however, every October I fully embrace death and view those scary little films I tell myself I never have time for. Starting the season off proper is this foreign treat, Guillermo del Toro’s first film – his reinvention of vampirism, aka the supernatural solution for time eternal #SilverDollar

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Debt to Cinema 104: Toy Soldiers

I might have vetoed Steve’s decision to pick this one a year ago, but after the way I talked up Scent of a Woman as one of the best prep school films of the 90s, he made me want to eat those words. This thing is a true forgotten relic of the decade with a cast and crew so good that I made a new score #WoodenNickel

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Debt to Cinema 103: Scent of a Woman

It’s ironically fitting that I would find myself sick at the time of publishing this episode as it stands as one of my go to feel good movies. Regardless of what life may throw your way, coming of age/companion films such as these, even if this one is a little long and cacophonous, know exactly how to reassure you that everything is worthwhile still #IdBuyThatForADollar

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Debt to Cinema 102: A Few Good Men

Its been a long time coming, that’s a truth I can handle, but good, goddamn was this an overdue view on my part. Some flicks are regarded as classics for a specific reason, and this one, down to the ancient plastering of “The End” over the closing moments lives up to that moniker #IdBuyThatForADollar

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Debt to Cinema 101: The Jerk

How sweet it is to bring Steve the gift that keeps on giving: trashy comedy gems from my list of favorites. This one is whacky, romantic, and too centered on getting a chuckle to be too offensive, right? Despite Carl Reiner’s first collab with the poor black child of this film being highly regarded, I found myself wondering if this was going to be another Bio-dome or Freddy Got Fingered.