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  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The Searchers
  • Seven Samurai

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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★½

  • The Great Gatsby

    ★★

  • Babylon

  • Metropolitan

    ★★★½

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  • Black Narcissus

    Black Narcissus

    ★★★★½

    The greatest achievement of Black Narcissus is that not for a second do you even consider that the film was entirely shot in Pinewood Studios

  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★★★

    Europe has Homer's Odyssey, the Americans have John Ford's The Searchers. The movie is the essence of the American west, it's final scene the essence of moviemaking.

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    I was afraid Top Gun: Maverick would end up like basically ever Nolan film: one that I adore in the cinema – sometimes even resulting in multiple visits – but once I watch it again at home wonder why I ever liked it in the first place. But irrespective of the size of your screen or whether or not you have dolby atmos in your living room, Maverick remains just an incredible movie experience. A film like this has no…

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★½

    I had seen Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari once before and was deeply impressed by the creepy atmosphere, twisted set design and the vivid imagery reflecting the mental state of the antagonist. But these by themselves were not sufficient reasons to spend 35 euros on a 78-minute 4K Eureka special edition of a silent era expressionist German film. What tipped the balance was, in addition to being in a sort of end-of-the-year Blu-ray buying spree, the extreme and excessive visual…

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  • The Stranger

    The Stranger

    ★★★½

    “No! He still follows his warrior gods marching to Wagnerian strains, his eyes still fixed upon the firey sword of Siegfried, and he knows subterranean meeting places that you don't believe in. The German's dream world comes alive when he takes his place in shining armor beneath the banners of the Teutonic knights. Mankind is waiting for the Messiah, but for the German, the Messiah is not the Prince of Peace. No, he's... another Barbarossa... another Hitler.”

    Only Orson Welles…

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

    ★★★★★

    "So they were turning after all, those cameras. Life, which can be strangely merciful, had taken pity on Norma Desmond. The dream she had clung to so desperately had enfolded her."

    Sunset Boulevard might have the best script ever written for a movie. Having seen this movie now for a third time, I have come to believe that this truly is one of the greatest movies ever made. The dialogue, the cinematography, the dark, yet mysterious characters, the fun cameo…