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  • If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death

    If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death

    ★★★

    Double-crossing.
    Gatgets.
    Double-crossing.
    Traps.
    Double-crossing.
    Hero fucking with the villain throughout.
    Double-crossing.
    Fun.
    And...
    ...more double-crossing. The most double-crossing I've seen in one film or anything.

    This is apart of a passion project of mine that I'm doing:
    letterboxd.com/bellendbailey/list/spaghetti-westerns-to-be-ranked-reviewed/

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    Bad Day at Black Rock

    ★★★½

    Bad Day at Black Rock is a tight and confined thriller. No fluff, no drawn-out scenes, no real flaws.

    Everyone is good in their roles. The whole cast of characters has as much depth as they need and no more. I was surprised to see the film is driven by mostly sociological attitudes both during and after the war and that a 50s film was dealing with certain topics I simply wasn't expecting.

    If I had to have a flaw,…

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  • Midnight Runners

    Midnight Runners

    ★★★★★

    I was expecting a goofy buddy cop comedy purely based on letterboxd's poster. Just look at it.

    Instead, I got a sincere and passionate film with a perfect tonal balance. Seamlessly going back and forth from a great comedy to a twisted crime drama to the most wholesome bromance put on screen.

    It's hard to put down my thoughts for this. They're all so jumbled and would only come out as nonsense as I gush and praise this film from its opening to its ending.

    Best film I've seen in a long time. I loved every minute of it.

  • A Bullet for the General

    A Bullet for the General

    ★★★★½

    A Bullet for the General weaves morally complex characters into a bandit ridden Mexico. That stands apart from its contemporaries not with style or a kickass score that accompanies most other Spaghetti Westerns that I've seen, that is slightly lacking here. It instead stands out with great writing, brilliant performances, strong character arcs, and dynamic relationships with wonderful chemistry between the main cast of characters.

    Gian Maria Volonté is especially a standout, showing great consistency with his other performances in…