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  • The Breaking Point
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Faces
  • A Wedding

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  • White Heat

    ★★★★★

  • The Counselor

    ★★★★½

  • M

    ★★★★★

  • The French Connection

    ★★★★★

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  • White Heat

    White Heat

    ★★★★★

    When Cagney made White Heat, it was his first time returning to the milieu that made him famous in ten years. Not since The Roaring Twenties had he been the volatile criminal snatching souls. Both films happened to also be directed by Raoul Walsh. I compare it to Pacino and De Palma re-teaming for homicidal opera in Carlito's Way ten years after Scarface. So there must have been an anticipation of a homecoming of sorts in 1949 when this was…

  • The French Connection

    The French Connection

    ★★★★★

    Grown men sprinting full speed in the face-freezing dead of winter through the rotted ruins of a concrete wasteland; glowing with grit, cemented in celluloid, for all time. Movies are windows to the past.

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    Plays like a Hitchcock film, if Hitchcock was possessed by a demonic incubus.