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  • Yi Yi
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Godfather: Part III

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  • 8½

  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    ★★★★★

  • The Pelican Brief

    ★★★★½

  • A Day in the Country

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  • 8½

    I haven’t seen this film yet even though I own it.

    I just wanted to express something that I’ve been dealing with through this story that I heard about Fellini.

    From what I remember, Fellini made 8 1/2 after he was unable to come up with any ideas for a new film. There were crew members that expressed their excitement to Fellini about working with him on his next masterpiece. They’d say things about how great he was as a…

  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    ★★★★★

    First off, Coppola never lost it. This films is a pure joy from beginning to end. The stylistic choices for both the cinematography and storytelling are so magnificent and beautiful that I’m just amazed anyone could watch this film without applauding Coppola’s artistic vision. I mean this is the film of an auteur not some hack that made 4 great films and disappeared. A genuine artist painting with time and motion.

    However, I digress to say that all of this…

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  • Dark City

    Dark City

    ★★★★★

    Something like a 90s version of Metropolis with a better story. There is an interesting idea running through this film regarding how much of our memory dictates who we become. I suppose in that respect the film is similar to other meditations on memory like Memento and La Jetee. I think there might be something to this whole memory thing considering my love for film, and my first memory being film related. My favorite scene is probably the first scene…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★★

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

    I really liked this film. I thought the soundtrack in the beginning of the film was odd given the fact that for most of the scenes in the shimmer have a completely different style. My favorite scene was easily everything after Natalie Portman reached the lighthouse. It was hard to not be amazed as well as scared when the alien is created and following around Portman. The only thing that I’ve seen that is as unnerving as this scene is…