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  • Fear City

    Fear City 1984

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2015

    A masterpiece of the perverted cinema. Ferrara reworks the terror instilled by and against a masculine economy of objectification into one hell of a seductive sleaze fest.

    I don't know if this is a five star movie, but everything in it seems to work despite some perceived sloppiness in construction (as is the case in many Ferrara movies). While sometimes the film feels loose and out of hand, the whole experience is powerful enough in its images and characters depiction that this never seems to matter.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo 1958

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Oct, 2015

    There is nothing to say about this movie because there is way too much to say about it. Perhaps the most impeccably crafted movie of all time. The film is overflowing with psychological effects. This isn't cinema, this is high art.

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  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Sep, 2015

    There's a scene in Vincent Minelli's The Bad and the Beautiful where hot headed producer Kirk Douglas yells at the director of his film for not drawing out as much emotion as possible from the scene. The director reprimands him, telling him that directing is not about getting the most out of each scene, but knowing when letting a scene alone will strengthen everything else. Scorsese, I'm sure, took that to heart. The King of Comedy is a film which…

  • Rififi

    Rififi 1955

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Sep, 2015

    This movie is Tough. All of the men are Tough and the action is Tough. Probably the most hardboiled-est of the hardboiled movies I've seen. Tony is an incredible character who takes the stoic masculinity of the classical Hollywood hero to the extreme. But he is not without his few moments of tenderness: the cough that comes back every now and then, the scene when he goes back to the girl, the look he gives her at the end, and…