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  • THX 1138

    THX 1138

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    ...and with that, George Lucas decided: "Alright-- that's it. I'm done with this artsy, thinky sci-fi crap. Let's just do some space...war...cowboy adventure or some shit. I dunno...
    With lasers. See where that goes. And space monkeys".

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

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    🧑 = Technical Merit (Direction | Writing | Cinematography | Editing | Acting | Sound)

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    Let's start with the obvious:
    Blah blah holy shit Hannibal Lecter blah blah cinematography blah blah atmosphere blah Clarice blah what the actual fuck blah blah crazy blah.

    ***SPOILER ALERT***

    Look, Silence of the Lambs is a masterful exercise in suspense and is a landmark…

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  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

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    🧑 = Technical Merit (Direction | Writing | Cinematography | Editing | Acting | Production Design & Art Direction | Sound | Musical Score)

    🧑 = Artistic Vision (Mood & Atmosphere | Symbolism & Metaphor | Complexity)

    🧑 = Personal Affect (Gratification & Comfort | Replayability | Style | Influence or Change in Perspective | Message Poignancy)


    Post-credits scene: DiCaprio's character escapes to mainland Boston where he goes undercover to infiltrate Jack Nicholson's Irish gang in Scorsese's next picture The Depaahhted.

    ***SPOILER ALERT***

    Watching…

  • The Man from Earth

    The Man from Earth

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    100%, fully, utterly, completely all premise. And I loved it (for the most part).

    ***SPOILER ALERT***

    This no-budget, single location film consists entirely of conversation between a group of friends during an impromptu going-away party, and manages to maintain a level of mild intrigue on the strength of a captivating premise, a very solid script, as…

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  • Heat

    Heat

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    🧑 = Technical Merit (Direction | Writing | Cinematography | Editing | Acting | Production Design & Art Direction | Sound | Choreography | Musical Score)

    🧑 = Artistic Vision (Mood & Atmosphere | Substance | Realism & Accuracy)

    🧑 = Personal Affect (Emotional Response & Resonance | Replayability | Style | Influence or Change in Perspective | Original Soundtrack | Originality)


    At one point during Heat, I felt a sudden jolt of deep sadness. No joke. It was very brief and like an…

  • Memento

    Memento

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    🧑 = Artistic Vision (Mood & Atmosphere | Symbolism & Metaphor | Complexity)

    🧑 = Personal Affect (Gratification & Comfort | Emotional Response & Resonance | Replayability | Style | Influence or Change in Perspective | Message Poignancy | Originality)


    Tattoo Fact 7: Tom Lennon plays the doctor in this. Don't believe his lies. He wasn't supposed to make me laugh. But he did. He gets…