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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    Ranked: Martin Scorsese's Films
    1976 Ranked

    Lately, I have been on a spree of rewatching many of Martin Scorsese's films, partly in preparation for The Irishman, partly in order to reevaluate my opinions on each of those films. There was not a single film where my personal rating did not increase after the viewing, so it appears to have been a fairly successful endeavor. Taxi Driver had been on the top of my list of films which deserved another viewing.…

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Scavenger Hunt 53 | Film 16/31 | Task #29: Watch a movie where someone is having an Identity or Existential Crisis.
    Ranked: Quentin Tarantino's Films | 2019 Ranked

    Reading through all the reviews and comments posted on this film, you might recognize that the overall consensus appears to indicate that most people liked this, but wouldn't necessarily consider it their favorite film from Tarantino, with some viewers even expressing utter disappointment or loathing towards Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.…

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  • Lonely Are the Brave

    Lonely Are the Brave

    ★★★★

    Community Scavenger Hunt #55 (October 2019) | Film 12/36 | Task 12: Watch a movie where the title is a full sentence.
    1962 Ranked

    The opening scenes of Lonely Are the Brave could easily pass on the impression that this would turn into a standard western, but if that's really what you are expecting before watching it, then you will be in for a pleasant surprise. Basically, Lonely Are the Brave is an earlier version of First Blood with a…

  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

    Community Scavenger Hunt #55 (October 2019) | Film 11/36 | Task #19: Watch a film that was considered a box office bomb.
    2018 Ranked

    I'm seriously pondering the question who thought this film was a good idea. There was literally no story attached to this project; the writing had no coherence whatsoever; the characters were bland and unmemorable; the acting was terrible; and the costume design ... the less said about that, the better. I get why they would try…

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    The big surprise break-out hit of 2017, "Get Out" has received a lot of critical acclaim and still should be considered to be an underrated movie; that's how good it is. The movie does not necessarily use the most original concept (we have seen similar things with "Rosemary's Baby" or "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" before), but the movie mainly benefits from its clever storytelling - because sometimes it's not about which story you are trying to tell, sometimes it's…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    Ranked: George Miller's Films
    2015 Ranked

    Never before have I found it this difficult to explain what exactly it is that is so good about a film. Mad Max: Fury Road does not have the strongest story, it does not have the strongest characters, it does not feature anything beyond your expectations acting-wise, and still it is one of the best films of the decade and has set the golden standard for the epic blockbuster ever since.

    I also have…