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  • Antoine and Colette

    Antoine and Colette

    ★★★★★

    Although it’s only 30 minutes, every second is cinematic perfection. Truffaut’s take on what love looks like is gloomy without feeling pessimistic, illuminating without feeling too bright. I’ve only seen this level of understanding of life and love in the craft of one other, and it didn’t scare me enough then, — Luke Skywalker

    I’ll give you a hint: his name rhymes with Boody Ballen.

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★

    (8.2/10)

    Damn, William Friedkin is the king of tension. In both The Exorcist and The French Connection, he uses sound to his advantage like no other director. There will be scenes of total silence followed by an establishing shot in the next scene with a very loud noise that throws you off (or vice verse). Sometimes he’ll even build up to certain sounds so when you finally do hear something, you’re freaked out. The quiet moments are still really freaky…

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  • White Heat

    White Heat

    ★★★★½

    (9.1/10)

    “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” 

    WOW! WOW! WOW! WHAT A FILM! 

    There’s nothing like having high expectations for a film and then having those expectations surpassed in a blaze of glory.

    I was already a big James Cagney fan before this film (albeit of his musical work). I’ve been told by so many that White Heat was his best work but I hadn’t found it for free anywhere (I know, I’m a cheap bastard). But today being…

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    ★★★★

    (7.6/10)

    While I would’ve preferred some more depth to Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham as well as their rivalry, this is yet another hit for Michael Curtiz whom I’m convinced can’t let me down. 

    The technicolor cinematography was breathtaking and magical, the score was triumphant, and those fight scenes were actually incredible! I especially loved the duel between Robin Hood and the Sheriff. The fight choreography was off the chains!