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  • Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

    Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

    ★★★½

    When I first saw the cover of *Sailor Suit and Machine Gun* I assumed what I'd be getting was a fast-paced and violent crime film with lots of blood and shoot outs. What I got instead was a slower-paced crime drama, one that focused more on the characters and their interactions with each other than any conventional crime clichés.

    The most striking and surprising feature of this film is the sophistication of its direction and cinematography. Much of the film…

  • The Great Silence

    The Great Silence

    ★★★★

    Without a doubt Sergio Corbucci's best film, and one of the greatest Spaghetti Westerns ever made. Sophisticatedly directed, beautifully shot, surprisingly well acted, unsurprisingly great score (I mean, it's Morricone), it's probably one of the best westerns period.

    There's been a lot written about this film so I don't want to just repeat what's already been said, but the subversion of spaghetti western tropes is really what makes this film shine. If you've seen at least a few westerns you…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Casting himself as Hitler, the absolute madman

  • Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This movie made me cry.

    There are so many aspects of this film that make it as powerful as it is, I wish I could go through each of them individually; but I think I'm too emotionally shook to really analyze all of it. Definitely the type of film that needs a long period of digestion.

    If there's one thing I wanted to single out however, it would be the film's portrayal of reality. Shot in von Trier's Dogme 95…