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  • Zodiac
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Duck, You Sucker
  • Sicario

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  • Geronimo: An American Legend

    ★★★

  • The Day of the Locust

    ★★★

  • The Wonderful Country

    ★★★

  • The Virginian

    ★★

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  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    Flanagan's masterpiece. Midnight Mass contains some of the most breathtaking sequences and beautifully written and performed monologues I've experienced. The less you know going in the better - just turn the lights off, press play and prepare to be devastated.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★½

    I'm glad I rewatched this and landed at the same spot. I thought I misread it originally. I get the feeling Gordon Green just doesn't understand how to direct slashers or what makes them enjoyable - there is no tension or terror, it is dour and serious, there is never any doubt how any scene or moment will play out, and there is such a weird emphasis on screaming to invoke reactions. The few moments of genuine fun (Greer tricking…

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  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    Mark Zuckerberg: I'm not a bad guy.
    Marylin Delpy: I know that. When there's emotional testimony, I assume that 85% of it is exaggeration.
    Mark Zuckerberg: And the other fifteen?
    Marylin Delpy: Perjury. Creation myths need a Devil.

    To me this film is perfection, but those that dislike seem to have an issue about its accuracy. This quote is almost the perfect response, as if Sorkin expected a tiny backlash and decided to give them the finger. He is a story-teller, why can't he exaggerate the truth in order for a better story?

  • Charlie Countryman

    Charlie Countryman

    ★★★½

    I have been thinking how best to describe Charlie Countryman. I couldn't think of anything that it is easily compared too, so then I thought about how it made me feel. It filled me with the same level of joy and energy that I get when I go to a summer music festival...

    And that is 100% correct. It is sun, sweat and blood drenched. It is a 100 minute acid or ecstasy trip. It is shot through a variety…