Monthly Archives: March 2016

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

“I’m in a world of shit… yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid.” Watching Lolita a few days back reminded me that there are still a few Kubrick films I have yet to see. Full Metal Jacket … Continue reading

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The Matrix (1999)

“To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.” So I had never seen The Matrix. It’s one of those movies that I feel like I should probably have seen by now but never … Continue reading

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Lolita (1962)

“Do you believe in God? The question is does God believe in me?”  I often forget that Stanley Kubrick, a leading director in the history of American cinema, once directed a film adaptation of Lolita. If you’re unfamiliar with the source … Continue reading

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Pickpocket (1959)

“Knowing a deed is bad doesn’t stop you.” In this review, I get to be all posh because I’ve actually read the source material. This is probably a pretty rare thing, so I’m going to cash in and use all … Continue reading

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Report (1967)

“There’s only one word to describe the picture here, and that’s grief.” One exciting thing about watching all these movies is finding them. I knew there would be a few “white whales” that would constantly evade me in my searches, … Continue reading

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The Great Train Robbery (1903)

This movie, along with A Trip to the Moon, are the two earliest films on the 1001 List and are the only films that come before the Griffith era, when Birth of a Nation radically redefined the medium of film … Continue reading

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Shanghai Express (1932)

“Love without faith, like religion without faith, doesn’t amount to very much.” So here’s the deal: I don’t like romances. In part, I probably just don’t understand the craft and am not able to evaluate it or appreciate it as … Continue reading

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