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  • The Man Who Wasn't There

    The Man Who Wasn't There

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “Me, I don’t talk much.” - Ed Crane

    This is the type of film that makes me so happy the art form exists. Clearly a passion project from the Coen Brothers, The Man Who Wasn't There is a story where everything goes wrong. An everyday barber, Ed Crane, gets a proposition to invest in dry cleaning, a novel idea at the time. To get the money he blackmails his wife’s boss, who he knows is sleeping with his wife, and…

  • Scarface

    Scarface

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    THE WORLD IS YOURS. . .

    Scarface (1983) is the perfect classic gangster film. In my opinion, Al Pacino's performance in this movie has never been toped. A vain and psychopathic Cuban immigrant’s rise and fall in the criminal underworld makes for one of the best anti-heros in cinema. 

    Tony Montana has many layers, like the almost romantic love for his sister and his choice to not blow up a car with children inside. These soft parts of his character…

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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    Wow, this is the most creative films I’ve seen in a while. Nearly the whole movie takes place in one room with twelve men on a jury that are angry due to their conflicting views on whether or not a minority teenager killed his father. There are so many shocking high points and some of the best acting and dialogue I’ve heard from the 50s. This is definitely a must-see film and I can’t believe I haven’t watched it until now.

  • Boardwalk Empire: Building the Boardwalk

    Boardwalk Empire: Building the Boardwalk

    ★★★★★

    (Rating as Boardwalk Empire show)

    “All mans problems come from his inability to sit quietly alone in a room with his thoughts” - Blaise Pascal

    Boardwalk Empire is an experience truly like none other. Taking place in the 1920s during prohibition, Nucky Thompson (a corrupt county treasurer) attempts to get rich by bootlegging and selling illegal alcohol. But he soon finds prohibition to be the worst thing to ever happen to him. There are many tie ins with real gangsters…