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  • Fort Apache

    Fort Apache

    ★★★★★

    "I can't see them anymore, all I can see are the flags."

    Among John Ford's most human films. Ford's supreme deconstruction of the American hero, from how he is perceived, to how he falls, to how he is remembered. A film about a destructive man, his daughter, and the men he led into battle.

  • Journey to Italy

    Journey to Italy

    ★★★★★

    Gestures are mightier than words.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Initially when Nolan cited Bresson's influence on this film I was confused, I couldn't see the connection. As the film's marketing began to ramp up and I began to see more and more actual footage from the film, I became even more hesitant of Nolan's statement. Now that I have actually seen the film, I can confidently say that Nolan's comments are some of the most disrespectful I have ever heard come out a filmmaker's mouth regarding the medium. Rest…

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    ★½

    Jennifer Lawrence: I'm crazy.

    Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I'm crazy.

    Jennifer Lawrence: I'm crazier.

    Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I'm crazier.

    Jennifer Lawrence: I want to win an Oscar.

    Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I want to win an Oscar.

    Robert De Niro: Don't forget about me! I care about acting again!

    122 minutes. 122 minutes of this. That's 122 minutes too long.