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  • A Gentle Creature

    A Gentle Creature

    ★★★★

    Was on route to being one of my favorite films, but that ending. It just didn't work, as much as I understood why and what Loznitsa is trying to do here.
    Still great though.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    Third/Fourth watch (can't recall my first viewing, where I was fairly young).
    University homework, 1st semester.

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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…