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  • The Godfather
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  • The Suspicious Death of a Minor

    ★★★½

  • The Commuter

    ★★★

  • The Great Alligator

    ★★½

  • Judge

    ★★½

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  • The Suspicious Death of a Minor

    The Suspicious Death of a Minor

    ★★★½

    What a great gem this turned out to be! The Suspicious Death of a Minor plays out like an amalgam of different film genres that were popular in Italy at the time, going from the more exploitative giallo and poliziottesco vibes, to the more politically-charged cinema of the likes of Elio Petri and Bernardo Bertolucci.

    The film follows commissioner Paolo Germi (Claudio Cassinelli) as he investigates the murder of a young girl, an investigation that brings him deeper and deeper…

  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★★

    Directors Spotlight: Jaume Collet-Serra

    I like this sort of dad-core action flicks that Liam Neeson does; they're usually formulaic, but they deliver a fun time. The Commuter has a Hitchcockian premise, with Liam Neeson playing an average salesman who gets contact by a mysterious woman on his daily train commute and asked to identify a fellow commuter, whose only identifiable details are that they go by the nickname "Prynne" and that they are carrying a bag. The film throws a…

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  • Making a Living

    Making a Living

    ★★★

    Wow, I can't believe Charlie Chaplin started his career in the slapstick version of Nightcrawler! Certainly not one of his best films, but it is quite interesting to see Chaplin in his first film role, without his tramp persona.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★½

    April 2016 Scavenger Hunt
    Film #2
    Task #22: A film with a budget over $150 million (adjusting for inflation)

    Although opinions on Batman v Superman have been polarizing and everyone has gotten a different amount of entertainment from it, almost everyone seems to agree what this film's good and bad points are.

    Just like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman has a great start, which sets up the world and the characters, but then ends with a big dumb cgi…