Monthly Archives: August 2016

Rope (1948)

“I’ve always wished for more artistic talent. Well, murder can be an art, too. The power to kill can be just as satisfying as the power to create.” I recently watched Birdman for the fourth time, again inspired and perplexed … Continue reading

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Star Wars (1977)

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” Revisiting the original Star Wars has been a terribly significant experience for my film journey, more so than I would have expected. I opted … Continue reading

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

“But I tried, didn’t I? Goddamnit, at least I did that.” The Academy Awards aren’t always an indicator of a great film, but very often they are. Particularly if a film sweeps all five major categories (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, … Continue reading

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Raising Arizona (1987)

“Sometimes it’s a hard world for small things.” I think that Ethan and Joel Coen are two of the greatest living filmmakers. The way these guys can take a genre, and they’ve hit quite a few of them, and twist … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” In my ongoing journey to review the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, there are a few things about the book … Continue reading

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City Lights (1931)

“Tomorrow the birds will sing.” The silent film was on decline in 1931 as studios gave way to the era of talkies. These new movies were far more popular than the silent film because, well, they weren’t silent. However, one … Continue reading

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Within Our Gates (1920)

“Again, I’ve sold my birthright. All for a miserable ‘mess of pottage. Negroes and whites – all are equal. As for me, miserable sinner, Hell is my destiny.” When we talk about important movies, we’re often speaking in terms of … Continue reading

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