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  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    ★★★★★

    Another classic worth its reputation. Fassbinder strips the film of all unnecessary dialogue and plot, concentrating instead on creating an emotionally fulfilling journey from the thrill of falling in love to the more "mature" realization that love is, ultimately, a bond between two people who want to take care of each other, a union built on tenderness, respect and dedication. The film also tackles the issue of racism in a heartbreaking way. Highly recommended.

  • High Sierra

    High Sierra

    ★★★

    Mediocre "gangster picture" from old Hollywood. Bogart was a charismatic performer, but even he feels like he's just going through the motions for a paycheck. Overly melodramatic film with little to offer to anyone other than hardcore Bogey fans.

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    A New York jeweler gambles with some large amounts of money - and possibly his own life. Wow - how refreshing to see something unusual, unpredictable and inspired these days! Sandler is amazing in the film, and the directors give the film an almost unbearable, unrelenting tension that makes you stick to the screen. Love the subtle hints at a supernatural force with the massive jewel at the center of the story; very unusual storytelling. Great film.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    The story of Frank Sheeran, the man who may or may not have killed Jimmy Hoffa. Amazing film. My expectations were high, but this managed to meet them all. Scorsese, who basically invented the modern gangster film, gives the genre he created a kind eulogy with this introspective, melancholy film.

    If watching Goodfellas was like going to a party, watching this is like attending a funeral. You might be the one holding the gun or the one getting shot -…