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  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Great Silence

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  • Twice a Judas

    ★★★

  • Colt in the Hand of the Devil

    ★★★

  • Batman Returns

    ★★★★★

  • Un Chien Andalou

    ★★★½

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  • Twice a Judas

    Twice a Judas

    ★★★

    Quite literally a disorientated low-burn, which follows the classic narrative of an amnesiac cowboy left for dead, and sees Kinski playing the outright psychopath responsible; something that he’s of course the best at.

  • Colt in the Hand of the Devil

    Colt in the Hand of the Devil

    ★★★

    “Make sure he has a good funeral.”

    A decent Euro Western from Gianfranco Baldanello that went through quite the dramatic cut, though I’m not so sure the extended runtime would have been in its favor as the pacing for the seventy-one minute version is just about right; having said that, I’d be interested to know exactly what got the cut, as the film is rather tame for the most part. It stars Robert Woods, who had small genre fame, especially…

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  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★★

    “Meow.”

    This could easily qualify as being my favorite Tim Burton movie, and it probably does. I’ve never carried a love for superheroes, as I always found them to be a too over-the-top concept for films that take themselves so intensely serious. I think that’s what always worked for me about Burton’s Batman, as the characters and sets not only feel as though they’ve been ripped straight from the comic books, but he also injects his own exaggerated and gothic…

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★½

    German Expressionism was one of many art styles I used as research whilst at university, and since I’d already seen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, I really just used it as an excuse to write about that, similar to how I just used Constructivism as an excuse to fanboy over the poster for Man with a Movie Camera.

    Robert Wiene’s masterpiece is truly one of the first great horror films; not just intentionally frightening audiences at the time, but also…