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  • The Wrong Man

    The Wrong Man

    ★★★★

    Made by a man during the apex of his creative career, The Wrong Man is minor Hitchcock, but still a surprising deviation from his normal style of film since you would expect a typical fugitive-on-the-run film, but what you get is an authentic, somber drama with a most sincere performance from Fonda at its core.

    While this film includes the familiar "Hitchcockian" themes of mistaken identity and of unsuspecting people suddenly finding themselves caught in the most sinister of situations,…

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★½

    With no philosophical interest, atmosphere, or mysterious intrigue, and lifeless performances—except Viola Davis and Jeremy Davis who breath a lot of life into the film—stale characters, and a poorly constructed screenplay, Solaris is somehow more dull than the leisurely paced three-hour original.

    I have to admire Soderbergh's audacity to even try to touch the original Russian masterpiece, and he brings some flair, evocative music and beautiful special effects to the production, but the film is as good as you might…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    If you want to go into this experience cold, I recommend you not to read this.

    For the longest time I wondered what the fuss was about with David Lynch's 2001 so-called "masterpiece" Mulholland Drive. BBC and Cahiers Du Cinema voted it as the greatest film of the last 18 years and the love for it seemed endless. After some soul-searching and trying to acquire the motivation and right mindset to give it another shot . . . I said…

  • The Double Life of Veronique

    The Double Life of Veronique

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes movies aren't meant to be understood or fully grasped because like life, it doesn't always make sense; The Double Life of Veronique is a challenging but addictive film that will put you into a haunting trance because of its beautiful evanescent atmosphere—only bolstered by Kieslowski's signature aesthetic creating a transfixing metaphysical masterpiece.

    Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Double Life of Véronique is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. It hypnotizes in the first five minutes and doesn't let…