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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

“Within a budding grove, the girls think but of love. Hear the radio, drinking tea and to hell with being free. They’ve no idea the bourgeoisie has never hesitated to kill its children.” I thought it would be a while … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (1984)

“Ah, if there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.” I was looking forward to relaxing with Ghostbusters one evening over a month ago, but since then I’ve found that I don’t have much to say about it. It’s … Continue reading

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Safe (1995)

“We are one with the power that created us. We’re safe and all is well in our world.” Safe is a movie about a lot of things. It’s about class. It’s about gender. It’s about health hysteria in modern America. I … Continue reading

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Solaris (1972)

“When man is happy, the meaning of life and other eternal themes rarely interest him. These questions should be asked at the end of one’s life.” It was with great joy that I unwrapped Solaris, a recent pickup from the Criterion summer … Continue reading

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Night and Fog (1956)

“Who among us keeps watch over this strange watchtower to warn the arrival of our new executioners? Are their faces really different from our own?” I first heard about Night and Fog from another film I watched recently, Hotel Terminus. It was described as … Continue reading

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

“If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone.” I think The Godfather II is hailed as the greatest sequel of all time because it doesn’t think like a sequel. I … Continue reading

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Hôtel Terminus (1988)

“Why condemn a man who’s set to die any day now? … We’ve got better things to worry about than these old problems.” I never expected to know so much about Klaus Barbie. Before this movie, I only vaguely knew … Continue reading

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