Monthly Archives: January 2017

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

“They’ve got a murder they don’t know what to do with. They need a whipping boy.” Yet another screening where I knew nothing about the film at first, In the Heat of the Night turned out to be a delightful surprise when … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015)

“This city, these people… making the rest of us feel like we don’t belong. But they’re no better than us. Look at how they treat their children. Mark my words, Mr. Rezendes. If it takes a village to raise a … Continue reading

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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

“I’m scared to close my eyes. I’m scared to open them.” This is another interesting inclusion and a very divisive film. Though if you’re going to claim that there are 1001 movies you need to see before you die, I … Continue reading

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

“For wherever the sun rises and sets, in the city’s turmoil or under the open sky on the farm, life is much the same; sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet.” The most striking revelation occurred to me during my research for Sunrise: A … Continue reading

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Oldboy (2003)

“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.” It’s no surprise that Oldboy was the Grand Prix winner at Cannes in 2004, given the highest praise by the President of the Jury, none other than Quentin Tarantino. Here we … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

“A drowning man takes down those nearest.” I meant to watch Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf months ago due to the passing of Edward Albee, a terrific playwright who devised the original story and whose plays I have seen and often enjoyed. I never managed … Continue reading

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Boogie Nights (1997)

“What can you expect when you’re on top, you know? It’s like Napoleon. When he was the king, you know, people were just constantly trying to conquer him, you know, in the Roman Empire. So, it’s history repeating itself all … Continue reading

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