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  • Blue Collar

    ★★★½

  • Eat Drink Man Woman

  • The Wedding Banquet

  • Little Woods

    ★★★★

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  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    The helicopter scene is pantheonic, and Scorsese has some of the best needle drops. And the narration doesn't feel forced because it has personality and panache and provides characterization and COMPLEMENTS the action rather than cover it or replace it, even if it is a bit much.

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★

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

    How different really are Detective Loki and Keller and their actions? Are they supposed to be some weird inverted mirror images of each other? (Also, Detective Loki is one of the most ridiculous character names I have ever seen.)

    Making the crime itself come full circle sort of deadens some of the society-related thematic heft to this movie. Because now Keller seems justified after the fact, and problematizing that starts to make you look like a humorless dork...unless you grapple…