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  • 12 Angry Men
  • Annie Hall
  • Aliens
  • Taxi Driver

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  • The Haunting

    ★★

  • Delicatessen

    ★★★★

  • Hereditary

    ★★

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    ★★★

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  • The Haunting

    The Haunting

    ★★

    I don't really get the love for this or why people view it as particularly scary. It feels very dated and stiff. The constant voice-over giving the inner monologue by Julie Harris becomes grating and the premise of investigating a supposed haunted house somehow becomes repetitive. There are some good scenes (the door bulging is very cool!), but I don't think this is particularly well acted or executed.

    [1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Progress: 812/1001]

  • Delicatessen

    Delicatessen

    ★★★★

    What struck me on this rewatch that never crossed my mind the first time was that this is a movie about the French Resistance. Having seen so many French Resistance in the past several years, this follows a lot of the same tropes and makes a wonderful metaphor for the distrust and guilt that are at the heart of so many of those movies.

    This is a wonderful surrealistic dystopian with an incredible look and feel to it. The wet,…

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  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ½

    This is a self-filtering film. The type of people that want to sit through a 7 hour, glacially paced, nihilistic philosophical statement are probably going to rate it highly. I see nothing special about anything here. It's broadly boring, abusive to its viewers (and to cats), and lifeless. Needless to say, this movie wasn't for me. For a certain film fan who likes their movies moving incredibly slowly and who has a lot of time on their hands, I guess maybe its not the worst thing in the world.

    [1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Progress: 570/1001]

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★

    What has always stuck with me about Aguirre, and why it grew in my estimation over the years, is the crazy on-location shooting and Kinski's legendary portrayal of the the madman Aguirre. I thought I may have underrated it when I first reviewed it, but on re-watch I am stuck on the same problems. Herzog has a unique vision that relies heavily on allegory. It does get a bit tedious. This is pure, undiluted, Herzog with all his favorite motifs…