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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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Silver Lode (1954)

“We’re not going anywhere.” “If you don’t, you’re gonna be a real dead cowboy.” I’ve got four movies on the backlog, and Silver Lode seems to jump out the most now that I sit down to do some writing. It was a … Continue reading

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Tongues Untied (1989)

“In this great, gay Mecca, I was an invisible man. I had no shadow, no substance, no place, no history, no reflection. I was an alien unseen and seen unwanted.” There’s a power surging through Tongues Untied. It demands the attention of … Continue reading

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

“You claim that I am sent by the Devil. It’s not true. To make me suffer, the Devil has sent you… and you… and you… and you.” Some films are bathed in magic. I first heard about this movie about … Continue reading

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Hoop Dreams (1994)

“My mother, God bless her, she’s always said in America you can make something of your life.” There’s nothing like a fine documentary, and Hoop Dreams is one of the finest. The premise hooked me right away. I often wonder about all … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

“I ‘ought to drag you out there and feed you to those things.” I think the remarkable thing about Night of the Living Dead, the first great zombie movie, is that it digs so deep; it’s hardly a movie about zombies at … Continue reading

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