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  • Winter Sleep

    Winter Sleep

    ★★★★★

    Aydin is a deeply flawed human being. He is condescending, manipulative, phony, he thinks of himself as profound when in fact he is shallow. He mistakes his selfishness for altruism, he expects nothing in return but ardently seeks personal gain or comfort. He finds his encounters with the tenants embarrassing, he avoids them like the plague, yet he doesn't miss a chance to mockingly assert his superiority. He wants to appear modest yet he will accept any words of praise…

  • Sorcerer

    Sorcerer

    ★★★★★

    An adaptation of Georges Arnaud's novel that was also the basis for Henri-Georges Clouzot's The Wages of Fear, Sorcerer is William Friedkin's entirely compelling, densely atmospheric and at times nightmarish counterpart to Clouzot's classic. While the basic, surface structure of the plot is mostly the same, the suspense is just as poignant and the cynical view, firmly established from the start, remains present throughout, the experience is different but in the good sense of the word. Sorcerer feels more epic…

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  • The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

    The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

    ★★★

    Sporting a cool title and a cool premise, this South Korean crime action thriller (which really should be written the crime, the action, the thriller if we are to keep in with the vibe, and we have to if we have any self-worth) is about a gangster (Ma Dong-seok) and a cop (Kim Mu-yeol) who reluctantly join forces to bring down a serial killer (Kim Sung-kyu). The best way to describe the viewing experience is to break it down into…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Reverend Ernst Toller is a shell of a man. He has a strong sense of guilt for encouraging his son to join the army, which resulted in his son's death in the war in Iraq. His marriage crumbles after that, his military career comes to an abrupt end, his life becomes, for all intents and purposes, meaningless. He finds a way to instill some meaning back into his life by becoming a man of the church and by offering solace…

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★★★

    "Sometimes, to create one must first destroy."

    Why do we watch movies? Some would say it's just a way to pass the time. Others would say they watch movies for their entertainment values, the spectacle and escapism they provide. Others would say a good story is the reason. Others would say it's because of the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into putting together a movie, the process through which a movie is created, the work and effort required to bring…

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    "I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers." - Jimmy Two Times

    "Paulie may have moved slow but it was only because Paulie didn't have to move for anybody." - Henry

    "Now go home and get your fucking shine box." - Billy Batts

    "Here's a wing!" - Tommy

    "Why don't you go fuck yourself, Tommy!" - Spider

    "Nice!" - Jimmy
    "Fucking great, what nice?" - Tommy

    "What did you say? Are you being a fucking wise guy with me?…