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  • Casablanca
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Se7en
  • Raise the Red Lantern

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  • Deep Cover

    ★★★★

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★½

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★★½

  • Boss Level

    ★★★★

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  • Deep Cover

    Deep Cover

    ★★★★

    Deep Cover is boldly directed and surprisingly atmospheric, with magnetic performances by a young Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum. I was impressed by how well it holds up today, when so many early 90’s films feel very dated, and how much I enjoyed the climax! It could’ve been one of those schlocky, throwaway wanna-be noirs from the 90’s but it steps ahead of the pack!

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    Laced with muscle but lacking a bit in soul, No Time to Die is a good Bond film, placed somewhere in between the great Skyfall and the boring Spectre on the Bond scale. 

    It’s definitely a Fukunaga film at its heart, complete with his trademark single-shot action sequence, and Craig is great as usual. Ana de Armas nearly steals the whole movie with her charming character in what’s probably the best section of the whole movie and Jeffrey Wright’s Felix Leiter continues to be criminally underused.

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  • City Lights

    City Lights

    Chaplin's most famous masterpiece and considered not only one of the greatest silent films of all time but one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time. The movie is irresistible. It's hard to resist loving and sympathizing with the Tramp, who falls hard for a blind flower girl that mistakes him for a rich man. We're totally with him as he tries his hardest to keep up the charade of being rich because he thinks that's the only way to win her love. It's a complete classic with one of the greatest and most touching endings in all of cinema!

  • Scarlet Street

    Scarlet Street

    ★★★★★

    I really enjoyed this sad, dark, and tragic little noir. Eddie G. plays sad sap Chris Cross who gets more than he bargains for when he helps the no-good babe Kitty on the street one night. It isn't long until Kitty's slimy boyfriend pimps her out to Chris so they can run a long-con on the poor guy. Everything of course goes down-hill from there.

    Chris is one of the sadder film noir protagonists because he's just an aging nobody…