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  • The Seventh Seal
  • Vertigo
  • The Shining
  • The Godfather

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  • GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

  • Top Gun

    ★★★

  • Talk to Her

    ★★★★½

  • Round Midnight

    ★★★★½

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  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    "What do you mean I'm funny? Funny like I'm a clown; I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you?" Joe Pesci as Tommy

    Yes, Tommy, you amuse the hell out of me, even though I've seen you do that bit about a dozen times. It never gets old.

  • Talk to Her

    Talk to Her

    ★★★★½

    “Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.” That’s the one-sentence description of this film that is on Letterboxd and elsewhere, and its suggested mundanity is why it took me three years to get around to watching the film after I bought it as part of an Almodóvar collection. And damn, my expectation was way off base; Almodóvar delivered a movie that was significantly more compelling that I expected.

    The film…

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  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★★

    This is an annual holiday season watch for me, and once you've seen a movie 4 or 5 times, it's the little things that you start to notice. This time I noticed how stylized the murder scenes were, particularly the one with Barb (Margot Kidder). It had the brutal beauty of a giallo kill, with the quick cuts and the close ups on the glass figurines, ending with the bloody hand knocking them over. And while this mayhem is occurring,…

  • The Owl Service

    The Owl Service

    ★★★★

    This is a wonderfully odd English TV series from 1969/70. I say “odd” because it’s not at all what I expected. For one, the photography and editing are quite innovative, giving it more the feel of the French avant-garde than an English studio production. In addition, it is based on a novel that won awards for children’s literature, but it is anything but a children’s program. The 3 protagonists are supposed to be adolescents, but Alison (played by 25 year…