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  • Rear Window
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Ikiru
  • Stalker

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  • The Fugitive


  • The Age of Innocence


  • Volver


  • Bad Education


Pinned reviews

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver


    With commentary from Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader

    Being a film I’ve seen many times it was a good experience watching this again with the commentary. This time around I really noticed how much the camera moves. Scorsese might credit this to his many influences that he continually mentions, the likes of Powell-Pressburger and Godard come up frequently. I also noticed how much of an art film this actually is. That shot that moves in on the bubbling water and…

  • Mirror



    Mirror is unlike any film that I have seen before. It is a film of memories. Memories from a dying man. They take us to Russia prior to, during, and after world war II. There is no coherent storyline, only memories that jump back and forth out of chronological order. Rarely do we remember chronologically.

    The opening scene acts as Tarkovsky’s opening statement. A therapist working with a man with a speech impediment. We see the shadow of the microphone…

Recent reviews

  • The Fugitive

    The Fugitive


    Best performance in the film is the city of Chicago.

  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence


    Narration (Joanne Woodward): There’s always a criticism about narration - Scorsese’s opinion of narration is more for the tone of the movie than as a crutch to move the story forward. From the opening titles you can see the beauty of the film. There is an emphasis on art, particularly Paintings, there are lots of paintings. The film almost resembles a painting, with dissolves like brushstrokes, beautiful lighting, and fades to red or yellow. Scorsese has publicly professed his love for early Hollywood melodramas. Obviously, Scorsese is handling his great melodrama as carefully as the works of art that he is trying to emulate.

Popular reviews

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread


    Paul Thomas Anderson films take multiple viewings for me to completely understand all of the nuances involved. This being my first viewing I am not quite prepared to dig into this one. Here are a few things I liked: Daniel Day-Lewis (obviously), on that note all of the actors are incredible - all of them, the use of food, Jonny Greenwood’s score, that grand shot of the New Years Eve party, the camera work in general, the great dark humor.…

  • Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole


    Film School Dropout 2018
    Week 15 - (2018) - Costume Design - Edith Head

    Kirk Douglas is ON in every single scene.

    In terms of Edith Head’s costume design: suspenders and a belt?!

    A story of American capitalism. Making sure you’re looking out for number one. Ringing true, in journalism, the phrase “if it bleeds, it leads.” Continuing to rationalize your decision making throughout the whole thing, until you get to the point you realize you had gone too far, but it’s too late to change anything.