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  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Almost Famous
  • The Godfather

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  • The Long Goodbye

    ★½

  • Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★

  • Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

    ★★

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  • The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    ★½

    I had pretty high hopes on this one. Above average reviews, decent sounding story, but alas, not to be. It starts out okay. You're introduced to Philip (Elliot Gould) and his pesky/finicky cat. Terry (Jim Bouton) comes by Philip’s place and needs a ride to Mexico in the middle of the night. With no explanation why. Next morning however the cops come by and inform Philip that Terry’s wife is dead and they obviously suspect Terry. They arrest Philip (as…

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★

    I read the reviews (depressing) and still decided to give Synecdoche, New York (SNY) my full attention. It starts out mostly straightforward, showcasing Caden’s (PSH) life as he goes about New York. A reasonably successful Theater Director with lots of dysfunction in his life. Quickly however there are lots of oddities and time shifts that cause the viewer to realize there is something surreal going on with the storyline. As others have said it's hard to describe this film. Suffice…

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  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    ★★★★★

    This film moved me more than anything in recent memory. The scenes with Randy and his daughter were heartbreaking. It was absolutely painful to see a man, who was at one time very powerful, reduced to just a shell. Of course, all of us will face the reckoning that Randy did. And ours won't be so well documented. This story truly gives insight into what really matters. All fame, power, and health will be taken from each and every one…

  • The Boondock Saints

    The Boondock Saints

    Obscene, Repugnant, Vile.