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  • Death in the Seine

    Death in the Seine

    ★★★

    Just about a quintessential conflation of about all of Greenaway's theme and filmic style. Combining his early, COI produced shorts listing the bizarre accidents and their mysterious backgrounds with his later films' medical focus on human flesh and death combined with his 90's paintbox frames within frames and text on frames.
    Which is to say there is nothing new about this, and it feels considerably longer than The Falls (45 compared to 195) lacking that film's bizarre humor and deep…

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★

    Alas, after a third watching, but most importantly being engaged with the history of films Tarantino obviously references has in my opinion devalued this film a bit of its wit.
    Not that this is a bad film, far from it. It still remains Tarantino magnum opus (until a rewatch of Jackie Brown possibly changing this), but this didn't play like the great film it once did when I was just getting to film.
    Which is what Tarantino has been for…

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  • Casino

    Casino

    ★★★★½

    Martin Scorsese: Ranked

    I don't know anymore if my love for gangster/mob films is because I grew up on Scorsese, or I love Scorsese because I love gangster films.

    I think its the combination of them both.
    Casino is often regarded as too similar to "GoodFellas" , which is the equivalent of saying Star Wars is too similar to The Hidden Fortress.

    I love GoodFellas. It is a masterpiece that has Scorsese at top form written all over it.
    But…

  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★★★

    I find it the hardest to rate the 5 star films, especially when they are epics.

    It is much easier to rate films like Raging Bull simply because while there are a lot to praise, mostly the praise falls on the director, camera and acting.

    In films like Once Upon a Time in America and now Ran, the film has so much, especially when they are 2 1/2 hours or longer.

    Its a little funy that while so many of…