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  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    ★★★★★

    WHAT A FILM/10

    At once a humorous slice-of-life effort as much a man finding his place in the world, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance may be the finest western I've ever seen. Incredible characters brought to life by an amazing ensemble of first-class talent, a lovely score, and all directed by the masterful John Ford. Essential viewing.

  • The Killers

    The Killers

    ★★★★½

    "This isn't a two-for-a-nickel shooting. Two professional killers show up in a small town and put the blast on a filling station attendant. A nobody. There was no attempted robbery. They were out for only one thing. To kill him. Why?" - Jim Reardon

    Like with The Big Combo, The Killers is a film that is pretty average on paper, but is electrifying when executed. It plays out like a noir variation of Citizen Kane, reconstructing the life of a…

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  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    ★★★★½

    Never before has a film been saved the way The Third Man has by its third act. It's a mystery classic that stews in its strange details, shadowy Viennan streets, & memorable score, and lights right up the moment Cotten lays eyes on Welles. Bellissimo!

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★★

    Instead of a fuller review, I just wanted to take a moment to speak on one key element of Manhunter that I adore: the atmosphere. From its lush analog synths to Dante Spinotti's blend of intense color & tenebrous lighting, what Michael Mann has made here is a beast of a film unlike any other. I don't think I've ever been as haunted by a film as I have with Manhunter. It gets under your skin, embracing you all the while.…