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  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★★

    Fargo
    Director: Joel Coen
    Screenwriters: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
    Editors: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

    I rewatched Fargo for two reasons. Mainly, it was to bask in the glory of Frances McDormand's best performance, but also it was to remind myself of what fast, intelligent dialogue sounds like. The dialogue in Fargo is just so damn good. All of it. It never, ever stops. It's witty, it's fun, and did I mention that it's just so damn good?…

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★★

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Director: Miloš Forman
    Screenwriters: Ken Kesey, Bo Goldman, & Lawrence Hauben
    Cinematographer: Haskell Wexler
    Editors: Sheldon Kahn & Lynzee Klingman

    "Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn,
    Apple seed and apple thorn;
    Wire, briar, limber-lock,
    Three geese in a flock.
    One flew east, one flew west,
    and one flew over the cuckoo's nest.
    O-U-T spells out,
    and the goose swoops in and plucks you out."

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is an absolute masterpiece. The book, the stage…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    Rear Window
    Director: Alfred Hitchcock
    Screenwriters: Cornell Woolrich & John Michael Hayes
    Cinematographer: Robert Burks
    Editor: George Tomasini
    Main Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr

    Rear Window is a masterpiece. Now, I could write a lengthy review about the beautiful cinematography, the exquisite acting performances, and the seamless sound/video editing, but at this point thousands of critics, both professional and amateur, have written the same exact review. I am not writing a review over Rear Window

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

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

    Whiplash
    Director: Damien Chazelle
    Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
    Cinematography: Sharone Meir
    Editor: Tom Cross
    Main Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

    I'd rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was. - Andrew

    First Thoughts…

    Intense. Seriously, this film is unapologetically intense! There were several moments where I was unknowingly hovering above my seat, waiting anxiously…