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  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • 2046
  • Port of Shadows
  • Vertigo

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  • After Life

    ★★★★½

  • Viva l'Italia!

    ★★★★½

  • Chinatown Kid

    ★★★

  • Shaolin Temple

    ★★★★

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  • How Green Was My Valley

    How Green Was My Valley

    ★★★★★

    Ford’s films, either in their most large and obvious dissections or reduced to small scope and simple gestures, are all examinations of the importance – or the influence – in establishing a unity with those you circle yourself with, whether it be in the silenced understanding and comfort that comes from blood or the blood that we create with our neighbors and workers. In How Green Was My Valley, Ford examines both, but injects conflict into the seemingly perfect bonds…

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    ★★★★★

    Talking about F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans involves tackling so many different things: its structure and tone, in which Murnau examines and slices three different defined genres together, is unlike any silent film I've ever seen; the visual language, the shadows and light, the sun and darkness; its performances, which remains some of the greatest the cinematic artform has ever seen; its story, which encompasses so many different emotions pertaining to the Man and Woman’s journey –…

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  • Four Sons

    Four Sons

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been doing a lot of reading on Ford – which seems obvious since this is the seventh film I've logged of his recently – and I've noticed that many of his biggest champions tend to write off his silent films, which is interesting because I wouldn’t say I've written them off but I've found myself more fascinated with his post-silents; I've seen a handful of his silents and although I've admired all of them – and even liked them…

  • Pilgrimage

    Pilgrimage

    ★★★★★

    When it comes to Ford’s pre-1939 era of films, I've found myself admiring them and loving some of them, but never really seeing how they could match his later work. It's always been me noticing how Ford would lay the groundwork in these early works and how as time went on, he evolved these ideas into something greater. I bring this up with Pilgrimage because it’s the only 30’s masterpiece that I feel stands with the later period: I'm totally…

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  • Promises Written in Water

    Promises Written in Water

    Story time: 

    Vincent Gallo has a website where you can buy his sperm. If you’re not aware of this, I plead for you to journey out and give his site a glimpse. But beyond Vincent’s sperm, lies an email. 

    My ex-girlfriend and I had recently watched Buffalo ‘66 and loved it around this time last year. I would talk to my good friend, Che, about how much Gallo was a problematic artist whom I admired artistically. He asked me if…

  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    ★★★

    Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress and director.

    uhh lemme add comedian, queen, badass, icon, wig wearer, and ANGEL TO THAT LIST