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  • The Godfather
  • Ratatouille
  • Back to the Future
  • Inception

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  • The Pianist

    ★★★★½

  • The General

    ★★★★

  • Luca

    ★★★★½

  • City of God

    ★★★★★

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  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

    What studio is capable of gifting the graces of the Earth with a film about a kitchen rat infestation that happens to be extraordinary?

    Pixar.

    To think, this film was saved by Brad Bird and his team in a relative crunch. To have such a motley, layered script with subplots, pounding messages, and more; it is something else. Ratatouille is an exceptionally fine wine that is lifted up by its lively pacing.

    The dialogue is complex and specifically written for…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    There’s a difference between good and bad fan-service. Like Into the Spider-Verse’s effective handling of the web slinger’s lore, what you find here is an astounding homage to musicals of a bygone era.

    Minor spoilers to follow.

    I’m afraid you may not ‘get’ this film if its narrative choices are taken at face value, or if you actually think it’s only rooted in nostalgia for jazz and old Hollywood, or if you find yourself bored watching it. This film just…