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February 2021 In Films

February came and went so fast I feel like I have whiplash and I fear the bulk of 2021 will follow suit. Thankfully, there’ll always be movies to distract from the abyss that is time. Along with watching far too many films in February, I also started a column at Moviefone called Female Filmmaker In Focus which you can read here and I wrote about the movie parallels in the videos for The Weeknd’s After Hours which you can read here. As always, you can see everything I watched plus a breakdown by decade after the cut.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Imitation of Life, 1934 (dir. John M. Stahl)

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Delilah: What’s my baby want?
Peola: I want to be white, like I look.
Delilah: Peola!
Peola: Look at me. Am I not white? Isn’t that a white girl there?
Delilah: Oh, honey. We’s had this out so many times. Can’t you get it out of your head?
Peola: No, I can’t! You wouldn’t understand that, would you? Oh, what is there for me anyway!?

Movie Quote of the Day – Leave Her To Heaven. 1945 (dir. John M. Stahl)

Richard Harland: You killed him. You let Danny drown, didn’t you? Didn’t you?!
Ellen Berent Harland: Yes. Yes, I did and I’d do it again! I didn’t want him around; I didn’t want anyone but you!