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  • The Dark Knight
  • Vertigo
  • The Godfather
  • Annie Hall

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  • Crash

    ★★★★★

  • Blow-Up

    ★★★★

  • Tristana

    ★★★

  • The Passenger

    ★★★★½

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  • Crash

    Crash

    ★★★★★

    Came twice.

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ★★★★

    This is an exquisite movie. Aesthetically, it's immaculate, but it suffers from pointless scenes halfway through that halt the movie to a screech. Like the one where the protagonist, whom I found very interesting, tries to undress two girls and they get into a skirmish. It just doesn't make any sense to have such scenes in the middle of a murder mystery that keeps getting interesting. I do understand why there are similar scenes in the beginning, because we should…

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  • Dersu Uzala

    Dersu Uzala

    ★★★★½

    I'm almost at the end of my Kurosawa journey and I couldn't be more enamored with the erudite director. Dersu Uzala is another gem in his oeuvre. This is a story of a memorable friendship, an ethereal bond that portrays the best of humanity and Kurosawa, once again, uses nature to enrich the story, embellishing the scenery with snow-covered landscapes rippling away into the distance, the icebergs melting to a roaring flood, and the labyrinth of jungle that only a guide like Dersu can keep you on the right track.

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Granted, there are many horror flicks I've yet to watch, but so far The Thing might be fav. It gives the right amount of information to make you a participant in the story; it offers a compelling psychological view of group dynamics when confronted with a threat; it strips the characters of their moral and "human" aspects, making them pure animals in search for survival; it provides a convincing background and a riveting storyline for the thing; and finally, I give credits to John Carpenter for his impeccable direction that has created some of my favorite horror scenes.