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An emotionally impactful movie with powerhouse performances and superb directing. Director Michael Cimino lovingly crafted a three-hour masterpiece that is amongst the most engrossing dramas ever captured on film. The Deer Hunter received a limited release in 1978 in an attempt to secure Oscar nominations, an effort that paid off as it would go on to secure 27 nominations and 5 wins, including best picture.
While it’s true that The Deer Hunter can be classified as a war drama, the…
The original Halloween is a classic of horror cinema for good reason. Director John Carpenter crafted a suspenseful(and genuinely scary) slasher with a shoestring budget and an inexperienced crew. With the 1978 release of Halloween he managed to create the genesis of a franchise, that endures to this day, and a supernatural boogeyman that has become an icon of horror throughout the world.
Michael Myers is so effective at terrifying audiences because of his lack of motivation. He is the…
The original 1979 Alien by Ridley Scott is one of the best Science Fiction movies ever made. Admittedly it’s a tough choice between this and Aliens as my favorite within the franchise but the superb directing and originality gives this film the slight edge.
Over 40 years later and this movie is still as enjoyable to watch as ever. It’s responsible for introducing the world to one of the most terrifying movie monsters ever created, the Xenomorph. This creature design…
Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner is a hypnotic science fiction masterclass in visual storytelling. The world is realized in such detail that it’s easy to get lost in the beautiful scenery.
I often hear people describe Blade Runner as boring. I can understand that critique but I find the trance-inducing score by Vangelis combined with the surreal visuals to be engrossing.
The real star of this film is Rutger Hauer. He gives an incredible performance and I was glued to…