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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★½

    Suspense and Adrenaline - Film #5/35

    High-concept sci-fi at its very best. I really don't understand why people see this as low-tier Bong Joon-ho, as if that even exists in the first place. Snowpiercer is captivating as hell and features some of the most thrilling sequences and setpieces I've seen in an action film from the 2010s. Stellar cinematography, amazing performances, great production design, and an awesome score. Could do with maybe 10% less slo-mo, but it works well to…

  • Duel

    Duel

    ★★★½

    Suspense and Adrenaline - Film #4/35

    A film that somehow manages to be angry and quiet at the same time. The famous Steven Spielberg's first film and, surprise surprise, he was good right out of the gate. Some flawed use of voice-over and acting, but the tone is genuinely thrilling and avoids feeling cheesy, surprising considering this is a movie in which the villain is a truck. Probably doesn't break into Spielberg's all-time top 10, but its a very fun watch.

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  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate

    ★★★½

    10 Films x 4 Decades - Film #33/40
    Year: 1962

    I wanted to like this so much more than I did. Don't get me wrong, I really did like it, but I really wanted to love this and just didn't. My main reason being that even though its really compelling, the plot is often confusing and hard to follow. I also felt a bit of an emotional barrier to the characters as well. Some performances were stilted and I couldn't…

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★

    Extremely thrilling and incredibly exciting. The score, writing, and direction are all really great, along with the performances of the two leads.