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  • Manhattan
  • Nashville
  • The Aviator's Wife
  • A Canterbury Tale

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  • Jules and Jim

    ★★½

  • All About Eve

    ★★★★

  • Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

    ★★½

  • Mystery Train

    ★★★½

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  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    shit bag

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard

    ★★★★½

    Visionary auteur and famed perfectionist, a director of integrity and consistency, a humanist whose eyes loomed over what were the inclinations of a cruel existence, a screenwriter whose characters embodied compassion, patience, and harmony: Akira Kurosawa. His name has an air of ubiquity. An intimidating legend whose esteem heaps and heaps not only due to the grandeur and scope of his work but more so his phantom touch that permeates the current and past landscape of film. As his fame…

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  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    ★★½

    Truffaut makes me restless.

  • All About Eve

    All About Eve

    ★★★★

    The beyond stupendous performance by Bette Davis makes up for the lazy set-up. The perfect sympathetic, independent and weathered embodiment of an aging actress, fading away in the night sky just because Hollywood is a fickle bunch of sexist morons.

    Such a formal film with some great sweeping bits of wit, comedy, and venom. I do think the focus on the theme ultimately makes this less a story about Eve, and more on "the things you drop on your way…

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  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    Hannah and Her Sisters

    ★★★★½

    A true master at work.

    What I love about the crop of new American directors was their penchant for uncovering something real and honest. Life isn't about the grand things as much as it is just bursts and explosions of trouble and joy, of pain and love, destitution and wealth. Allen films are very civilian in that regard. He has these high middle-class Americans emotionally surviving by the skin of their teeth but they don't yearn for money or wealth…

  • Close-Up

    Close-Up

    ★★★½

    Now let me look at you. No, not a close-up but all the angles that be. Let me observe the grass and the trees, from the sky to the sea. How then could I know if it's the you I see or the you that you want me to see? Should I trust your tone and cadence, or my eyes to judge your movements and sways, to find truth in your mannerisms and gaze? I speak as a stranger but…