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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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  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    ★★★★★

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

    If this were to be made before World War II there would have been several elaborate comedic chases around the city. The message would have been exercise is good for your health, on or off a bike. If this were to be made during World War II the thief would have been caught by Antonio by the end. The message would have been order keeps society from falling apart while disobedience is unacceptable and deserving punishment. If this were Flesh…

  • The 15:17 to Paris

    The 15:17 to Paris

    ★★½

    Oh well... you know that feeling when you read up about a movie, you picture it, then you watch it and it turns out pretty much how you pictured it? After American Sniper and Sully this is the next logical step in Clint Eastwood's long, fruitful and progressively less rewarding career as a director, a match between film-maker and source material that could have only been made in one place and it does begin with an "H" but alas, it…

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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?…