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  • The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

    The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

    ★★★★½

    This was an excellent feature-length (98-minute) documentary on the history of movie editing. This had wonderful guests interviewed, and is essential viewing for any serious cinema enthusiast.

    This was an extra on my 2-DVD edition of Bullitt (Peter Yates, 1968)--a film in which its editor, Frank P. Keller, won the 1969 Oscar for editing.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    The Guns of Navarone

    ★★★★½

    I haven't seen 'Dunkirk' yet, but if anything, it got me in the mood to watch the World War II epic, with seemingly every fine 60's actor (and their half-brothers) in it, of which I had the studio-released 2-DVD set, for eons. It takes a LOT for me to throw on an almost 3-hour movie, let alone a war film, and from the 60's, at that, though I was particularly intrigued, because of the great cast, the fine reputation the…

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  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    Next to 'Carlito's Way' and 'Bad Lieutenant', this is my very favourite movie of the 90's. Outstanding, raw, in-your-face cinema. Anyone that tries to tells you Michael Mann isn't a director worthy of your attention obviously hasn't seen either this or 'Thief'--two of the greatest works of American contemporary (last 35 years) cinema. It's simply THAT good.

  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★★

    With director Cimino's recent death and his reputation in tatters since the debacle of 'Heaven's Gate', I decided to visit 'The Deer Hunter'. Though over three hours long, it's astonishing, paced so achingly right and I can see why he rightfully earned the 'carte blanche' that would unfortunately lead to his downfall (as well as an entire studio's) as soon as he made his next film. But to reach such heights and to have such ambition--as well as undeniable talent--is…