Segio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966)

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Director: Sergio Leone

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni (story), Sergio Leone (story)

Score by Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by: Tonino Delli Colli

Gorgeous cinematography with it’s sweeping widescreen, long shots and close ups.

1) Strength of the writing: 5

2) Strength of the directing: 5

3) Strength of the acting: 5

4) Strength of the cinematography: 5

5) Strength of the editing: 5

6) Strength of the sound design: 5

7) Strength of the production design: 5

8) Did I enjoy it? 5

9) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 45/45

Tornatore’s “Cinema Paradiso” (1988)

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Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore (story), Giuseppe Tornatore (screenplay)

Not just a beautiful movie, but an arguably important piece for the revival of Italy’s film industry.

1) Strength of the writing: 5

2) Strength of the directing: 5

3) Strength of the acting: 5

4) Strength of the cinematography: 5

5) Strength of the editing: 5

6) Strength of the sound design: 5

7) Strength of the production design: 5

8) Did I enjoy it? 5

9) Would I recommend it? 5

Score 45/45

“On the Basis of Sex” (2018) by Mimi Leder

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Directed by: Mimi Leder

Written by: Daniel Stiepleman

Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5
2) Strength of the writing: 5
3) Strength of the directing: 5
4) Strength of the acting: 5
5) Strength of the cinematography: 5
6) Strength of the editing: 5
7) Strength of the sound design: 5
8) Strength of the production design: 5
9) Did I enjoy it? 5
10) Would I recommend it? 5
Score: 50/50

“Horizon Zero Dawn” by Guerilla (PS4)

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I finally got Michael to start playing and I’m sooooo excited to watch him! My all-time favorite video game.

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5
2) Strength of the writing: 5
3) Strength of the directing: 5
4) Strength of the voice acting: 5
5) Strength of the game design: 5
6) Strength of the editing: 5
7) Strength of the sound design: 5
8) Strength of the game play: 5
9) Did I enjoy it? 6
10) Would I recommend it? 6
Score: 52/50