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  • Seven Samurai
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Amadeus
  • Big Trouble in Little China

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  • Joe Kidd

    ★★½

  • The Train Robbers

    ★★½

  • Shout at the Devil

    ★★

  • Too Late the Hero

    ★★

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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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  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★½

    "It's all in the reflexes" - Jack Burton, truck driver and American hero.

  • Kagemusha

    Kagemusha

    ★★★★½

    It borders on blasphemy to say that a Kurosawa film can be too long, but Kagemusha somewhat is. Cinematographically, Kagemusha is on par with his masterpiece Ran, I think even to the point that if you were to show a mash-up trailer of both films it would be hard to distinguish one from the other. The cliché remark that ‘every frame is a painting’ without a doubt applies to this film as well. But at certain moments, and again I…

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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…