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  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Collection Spine #13

    One of the most gripping psychological thrillers of all time.

    There is nothing wrong with Brian Cox's performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in 'Manhunter', but Sir Anthony Hopkin's oscar winning performance in the role is what made the character truly iconic.

    At first glance watching Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling climbing up the hill at Quantico to star the film almost looks like a made for TV movie, complete with an overly dramatic theme from Howard…

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★

    Criterion Collection Spine #838

    Writer and Director Guillermo del Toro's tale of the harsh reality of fascist controlled Spain against the gothic world of a child's fairy tale.

    For some reason I did not see what was so special about this film when I saw it at the theater back in college, but with the Summer Barnes and Noble sale in full swing, I thought this would be a great opportunity to pick it up, and watch it with my…

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  • Amadeus

    Amadeus

    ★★★★★

    A dazzlingly beautiful and iconic composition of the obsession over perceived divine genius VS mediocrity.

    "Yes, I know that! Oh, that's charming! I'm sorry, I didn't know you wrote what.... I didn't. That was Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart."

    The music!
    The production design!
    The ingenious fictional depiction that makes these historical events feel modern!
    The acting!
    That climax!
    And the direction from Milos Forman, all perfectly come together to make Amadeus one of the greatest period musical spectacles in cinema…

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★★

    "That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now?"

    Sigourney Weaver delivers a TOUR DE FORCE performance, when the humans bring the war to the xenomorphs in Director James Cameron 's Epic Sci-Fi action masterpiece Aliens.

    My dad got me into the Alien franchise at a fairly young age, and this installment is by far my favorite. Only in the past year did I learn that Weaver was nominated for an oscar for…