Tonight I saw The Lacemaker (1977) with Isabelle Huppert. Few thoughts:

1. Isabelle Huppert is fairly indescribable in this, this is a movie that is externally simple but then she is like a black hole that everything orbits.

2. There is something so miraculous to me about movies, and especially now when a movie from almost 50 years ago can feel so immediate.

3. I've made a ritual of going to the cinema; I think it can give you space to appreciate a movie the way that watching at home can't.

So I would say, if you have a local cinemaphile organization you should maybe check out what they bring in, I'm no expert on film but just going to these, it's always worthwhile and interesting.

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Movies are still an incredible medium. The best ones I've learned not to think of as "audio-visual" but as:

Take a stage drama, something experienced abstractly and internally, and now find the most expert actors who can fill this, and now set it all /in the real world/ while giving you the impression of something personally remembered. This is it's own kind of magic.

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