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  • Toy Story
  • Eighth Grade
  • Halloween
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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  • Gigi

    ★★★

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    ★★★★½

  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    ★★★½

  • Marty

    ★★★★

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  • Gigi

    Gigi

    ★★★

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

    Oftentimes, whenever an individual reviews a film of high praise, especially one known as a Best Picture winner, certain expectations are set regardless of what it’s reputation has turned out to become in recent years. Sometimes it is in the consistent praises a film has in regards to it’s aesthetic, or it is the consistent criticism a film has in regards to it’s plot. When it comes to Vincente Minnelli’s Gigi, one finds an impeccably crafted look into France, yet…

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    ★★★★½

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

    When reviewing the BP Winners, it becomes a common habit of one to compare, as well as contrast, the specific films being analyzed. For some, it is either in the writing, directing, acting, or a combination of all three where specific film tactics that have been used before are shown on display. However, when it comes to David Lean’s The Bridge On The River Kwai, it is perhaps an experience that is unlike any other that has proceeded it, and…

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  • The Lost Weekend

    The Lost Weekend

    ★★★★½

    Looking at the early achievements of cinema, what one should take into account when viewing these films are there thematic material, and how relevant they truly are even decades after their respective releases.

    Not only is the thematic material important, but the filmmaking style, and the specific directorial choices have the same amount of impact on the film industry as the writing truly does. In the instance of Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend, both the writing, and the directing, create…

  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront

    ★★★★½

    When one looks back at previous best picture winners, it becomes clear with some contenders how previous expectations can often effect how one feels when watching the awarded picture and seeing what unfolds during it’s runtime. Sometimes it is in the writing and the acting, perhaps in it’s cinematography and realism, or both simultaneously. When it comes to Elia Kazan’s On The Waterfront, not only are expectations met, but are actually surpassed.

    Containing a narrative that almost has a scent…