Apocalypse Now ★★★

Many assert Francis Ford Coppola “fell off” after the 1970’s (trash opinions—dispose of them properly), but I feel the exact opposite: he spent the entirety of his career stretching his filmmaking muscles, creating everything from war epics to rom-coms, from thrillers to musicals, and exceeding at every one of those genres, generating many classics along the way. Even Kubrick and Hawks—whom I also regard as uniquely versatile directors—never navigated—and excelled at—so many disparate genres.

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