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  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

    ★★★★★

    "'My beloved is white and ruddy. His skin is as the most fine gold. His cheeks are as a bed of spices." Even though he hasn't washed since last December. "His eyes are as the eyes of doves. His body is as bright ivory. His legs are as pillars of marble." In pants so dirty they stand by themselves. "He is altogether lovable." But he'll always be a two-bit punk... so he'll never be my beloved. What a shame."

    Amazing.…

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    ★★★★½

    "Nothing's too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance."

    As an era romanticized by Hollywood celebrating the immorality and violence of the past comes to a close, the modern era - the antithesis to the western frontier - emerges to rattle the walls of the west. With the modern era, it brings cures to the ills of the west, but stubbornly it is held on by the cowboys Tom and Liberty Valance - two on the opposite end of…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★½

    A tragic story about a struggling musician in the 1960s. It's raw and powerful, but also sends quite the depressing message of struggling for our art.

    We follow Llewyn Davis, a struggling artist who has a lot of talent in him, as he tries to make it through an opportunity to follow his dream. However, he starts from the bottom. He doesn't have a dime to his name, nor does he have a home; what he does have though is…

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★½

    I think this woke up something inside of me. I forgot how fun movies can actually be; not all of them have to have a message, or tell a universal truth. When was the last time I watched a fun movie, a movie that existed just for everyone to have a good, fun light hearted joy ride for 2 hours? The cynic in me was ready to lambast this film, but I didn't have it in me. I was having…