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  • A Clockwork Orange
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Taxi Driver
  • Apocalypse Now

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Spider-Man

    ★★★★½

  • Pete's Dragon

    ★★★★½

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

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  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★★½

    20 years ago on this day, this film would go on to shape how we see superhero films in our modern era. Some might even be bold enough to claim that this film was the Donner Superman film of our era. I personally don't think that the MCU would have happened as it did if this movie wasn't successful.

    I'll admit, this is one of those movies that I love despite myself. I don't give a shit if this movie…

  • Black Sheep

    Black Sheep

    ★★★½

    This film traumatized me as a child, and even now I still get uncomfortable when I think about this movie. Evil Dead II, I can sit through. The Thing, it took some time but I still love it. Alien, child's cake. But this movie for some reason utterly terrified me as a young child. I was probably too young to take this movie, but my naive kid self saw this and was terrified from point A to point B.

    In…

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    The old saying goes that the people who often write the stories that people consider to be new and fresh often end up being the most predictable stories of them all. It still mystifies me how this film became such a pop culture icon while films that explored similar ideas (and did them better) like They Live, Ghost in The Shell, and The Truman Show go on to become mere cult films.

    As a critic, I sometimes fear that I've…

  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★★

    "One shot..."

    It is often the case that a director crashes and burns after they make a great film, it happened to Shyamalan, the Wachowskis, Besson, and countless others that I could name. But none ever happened quite as dramatically as it did to Michael Cimino, who went from making what many, including myself, consider to be one of the greatest films of all time into making Heaven's Gate, which is considered one of the biggest box office and critical…