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  • Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc

    ★★★

    Melies storytelling isn't sterling here (although it is daring in its length and scope for 1900) but I loved his use of color throughout this early rendition of the Joan of Arc tale.

  • The One-Man Band

    The One-Man Band

    ★★

    I love Melies playful energy. The one-man band concept is pulled off and comes to an end and then Melies is like "Hey, lets play with these chairs." And then "Hey let's just have a fan pop up and look at me jump off of it and turn to smoke!"

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  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★★

    A "Raging Bull" with billionaires.

  • City of God

    City of God

    ★★★★

    I finally made my way around to Meirelles' City of God, viewing this dark shakespearean through '70s exploitation tale, late at night, during the early part of the graveyard shift, whilst holding my newborn son (who sleeps best in one's arms).

    City of God was exhilarating, heart breaking, somber, humourous, and devastating. It was impossible for me not to enjoy the movie before me and by the conclusion of this tale of modern feudal lords waging war, I was in…