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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★★

    Exudes an understated creepiness  
    all it’s own. The themes of regret and guilt bubbling under the surface really hit their mark.

  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    ★★★★½

    A fairly subdued, yet ultimately very effective film anchored by a superb and deeply unnerving central performance from Martin Lasalle. The scenes that actually featured pickpocketing were particularly enthralling.

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  • Midnight Cowboy

    Midnight Cowboy

    ★★★★★

    Man, the fact that Dustin Hoffman was able to play both an innocent, naive college graduate and a rugged street-smart hustler over the course of just over two years, and totally knock both roles out of the park really speaks for just how much range the guy possesses. As for the movie, I just love how you really get the feeling that the warmth of Hoffman and Voight’s relationship is the only thing preventing the harsh, cold New York streets from chewing them up and spitting them out. The music and the ending really stood out as well.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    What a movie! With powerhouse iconic performances from everyone involved, a truly moving story that revolves around the always relevant theme of violence endlessly perpetuating more violence, and some of the most breathtaking cinematography ever put to celluloid, as cliched as it sounds, the Godfather truly is one of the greatest films ever made. Also on the subject of violence, this uses it in the most deliberate, purposeful, and effective way I’ve seen yet. Every time violence rears it’s ugly head in this movie, it sure as hell makes an impression.