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  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Casino
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • American History X

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  • The Unforgivable

    ★★★★

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★★

  • The Shrink Next Door

    ★★★★★

  • Whiplash

    ★★★★

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  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    Wow, that was unexpected.

    Day of the Dead is the very reason I watch films. This is what I'm searching for, exactly. It's so rare to find a new classic film. But I've found one today.

    It's the best zombie movie. The upgrade from Dawn of the Dead is about as big as Dawn's upgrade from Night of the Living Dead. The special FX are actually good in this film. It's gory as hell, one of the most violent films…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★½

    Phantom Thread. I'm not one for period romances, but I guess there's plenty that have been done right. I can't think of any good ones for some reason, but I'm sure there are ones out there without sappiness or pretentiousness and that are actually powerful. For a great time during Phantom Thread, I thought we might be headed in that direction.

    I'd have to say maybe 85 percent of the film works just right. Small number of characters that are…