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  • High Noon

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  • Singin' in the Rain

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  • The Falcon and the Snowman

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  • Savage Grace

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  • Heavy

    Heavy

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    "You're as big as an ox and no one sees you. I am the same way, I am loud and no one hears me, but when I whisper everyone looks around like something happened."

    James Mangold strips loneliness to its most mundane and honest in "Heavy", a silk-smooth and subtle mood piece that ponders the nuance of life with a poignant and sympathetic hand, and marks the only proper lead role from Pruitt Taylor Vincent.

    A solemn mantle of sorrow…

  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

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    "AFI 100 Years 100 Movies" completion - #44/100

    Hardboiled to the point of calcination and often regarded as the first film noir, "The Maltese Falcon" is the film that set the standard for detective mysteries and displayed one of the first and best uses of the Macguffin.

    In the crew, every single party plays his part flawlessly, but to no one's surprise, the film lies on both Huston's beyond adept director and co-writing efforts, and Bogart's embracings of the terms;…

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  • High Noon

    High Noon

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    "AFI 100 Years 100 Movies" completion - #57/100

    A ticking bomb drama and a trailblazing anti-western, "High Noon" soars high thanks to an ominous set in real time build-up, flawless pace management, and out of the box depiction of the wild west.

    If Western giants like John Wayne and Howard Hawks trashed your pic, you're definitely onto something.

  • Low Down

    Low Down

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    A semi-biopic based upon Amy-Jo Albany's memoirs. Memoirs about her childhood "under the wing" of celebrated jazz pianist Joe Albany. The film follows Joe Albany's struggle with heroin through his daughter's POV, and while it doesn't have much of an arc, the film tiptoes in a loose plot and brilliantly evokes both a bitter and melancholic mood through its depiction of the corrosive environment created by addiction.

    A cast of indie's dearest all shine throughout, and Jeff Preiss' strong feature film debut efforts make for a solid character-driven piece that treats the source material with care and poignancy.

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

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    The uber anticipated film of the masked vigilante is out and, in my eyes, is quite the piece and probably my favorite DC film as a whole.

    The film deviates from the well-known superhero canon and goes for a grim thriller noir approach that fits the Batman tale like a glove in my opinion. "Joker" already proved that differing from the superhero precept could be a commercial success and have critical acclaim, so I would guess that some of the…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

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    "AFI 100 Years 100 Movies" completion - #54/100

    Morbidly complex on a psychological level and relentless on an emotional one, "A Streetcar Named Desire" pushed the boundaries regarding the depiction of suppressed subject matters and holds a performance that served as a landmark for the design and evolution of acting.

    As much as I like all the performances, the contrast between Leigh's classical acting and Brando's method threw me off a bit. Leigh is brilliant in her own right, and…