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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    Quite simply one of the most astonishing films ever created. This film is Cinema, and Cinema is this film.

  • The Frozen North

    The Frozen North

    ★★½

    Slightly less mean spirited when you learn it's a spoof of William S. Hart's films. I still don't like it that much even then.

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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…