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  • Band of Brothers
  • Schindler's List
  • Saving Private Ryan

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  • Where the Wild Things Are

    ★★★★★

  • War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky

    ★★★★★

  • In the Loop

    ★★★★½

  • The Night Of

    ★★★★★

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  • Duck, You Sucker

    Duck, You Sucker

    ★★★★★

    Previously I thought Once Upon a Time in the West to be Sergio Leone’s most political and radical film. I was wrong. Now that I’ve seen it, his most politically radical film is most definitely the under-appreciated masterpiece Duck, You Sucker.

    Duck, You Sucker was released at a pivotal time in U.S. and world history. Throughout the United States, there was a youth counter-culture movement which emerged in protest of the Vietnam War, while over in Europe, there were student protests in…

  • The Grey Zone

    The Grey Zone

    ★★★★★

    The word “masterpiece” is so often overused to the point where it has lost much of its meaning when describing great works of cinema. There are less than 50 films I’ve ever seen that I would give a full five stars and consider a full-blown masterpiece, so the word itself and that rating does not lose its significance. Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone is most certainly a masterpiece and by far the greatest narrative film I’ve ever seen depicting the…

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  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West” is easily one of my favourite films of all time. Like his other magnum opus “Once Upon a Time in America”, it is a sprawling, operatic historical epic about love, revenge and betrayal that closely examines the inherent greed and violence deeply ingrained in the American identity. It is also a scathing historical and socio-political commentary on capitalist exploitation with the subplot of Morton’s railroad, and a mournful examination of America’s western…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part One” is a towering cinematic masterpiece and completely worthy adaptation of the first half of Frank Herbert’s legendary 1965 sci-fi novel. It serves as the much needed bridge between artistically driven auteur cinema and big-budget blockbusters which is heavily dividing filmgoers everywhere today. The film relies far less on action, and plays out more like a political thriller in a sci-fi setting.

    The film follows two powerful families in a feudal interstellar society; House Atreides and House…